The Research Office provides a variety of services in support of the research activities of OSU faculty. The Research Agenda states the foundation for OSU's research enterprise.

Orientation for New Faculty

The Research Office offers an annual orientation for research faculty and support staff who have recently joined Oregon State University. Videos of presentations are archived for your viewing.

Office for Commercialization and Corporate Development

Fostering Innovation - So your intellectual property is protected and  your discoveries benefit the public

OCCD supports research development and commercialization of University intellectual property.  Focusing on the protection and transfer of intellectual property through license, confidentiality and material transfer agreements, the OCCD is the bridge between researchers and commercial entities. From Oregon-based startups to large international companies, the OCCD facilitates OSU research to impact the world.

Office of Sponsored Programs

Guiding submissions, negotiations, awards - so your research is supported

OSP has central responsibility for proposal submission for sponsored research, scholarship, instructional and other activities at Oregon State and research compliance as it relates to sponsored activities. OSP balances service to OSU faculty and staff, university administration, and the numerous organizations that sponsor Oregon State University activities. Functions include proposal review, monitoring institutional compliance with terms and conditions, official institutional signatory, policy and procedure development, training, compliance activities related to research administration, and general funding opportunity assistance. 

Office of Research Integrity

Ensuring compliance with regulations - so your progress is unencumbered

ORI works with OSU faculty, staff, and students to help assure proper conduct of research in areas pertaining to the use of human subjects, and non-human vertebrate animals. The office also works with faculty and Academic Affairs to identify and appropriately manage issues that could be perceived to present financial conflicts of interest. A wide array of research activities are governed by federal and state laws and regulations. OSU manages these through a number of compliance committees.

Incentive Programs

Enhancing opportunities - so you can build upon your successes

Several programs sponsored by the Research Office provide funding for seed programs, emergencies, time releases, capital equipment, and undergraduate research.

Broader Impacts

Outreach is  important to Oregon State's  land grant mission. University resources are available to help faculty integrate impact components into research projects.

The Office of Pre-College Programs offers a wide range of opportunities for faculty to participate in, including school-year and summer programs, camps, and field trips. In some of Oregon State's higher-education pipeline programs, graduate and undergraduate students serve as mentors for high-schoolers, who in turn mentor elementary and middle-school children. 

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Research in Colleges & Multidisciplinary Centers

Shared Research Facilities and Services

Various OSU centers and departments house specialized state-of-the-art equipment, services, and expertise, which are available for use by all OSU researchers. Summaries, with contact information.