Network Goals and Objectives

The goal of ORIN is to improve processes, communication, and accessibility of existing tools, for developing high-quality research impacts associated with OSU's research enterprise throughout Oregon and beyond. 

Objectives include:

1) Understanding the current landscape of impact capacities and establishing a set of best practices. We do this to build capacity of investigators so they may excel in partnering, planning, designing, implementing, evaluating and budgeting impact activities;

2) Defining and strengthening the relationship between research, engagement and impacts in order to better support the OSU Land-grant mission and research agenda; and

3) Adopting an institutional vision and brand for research impacts at OSU. This is to guide action and articulate to funding agencies the aggregate societal impacts OSU strives to achieve through research and engagement.

Joining Us Through Membership

We are always looking for people willing to join our network, and welcome you to stop by any of our events or speak with a representative. ORIN members are professional and academic faculty who meet all four criteria below:

  • Have interest in and capacity to engage in institutional-scale solutions to research impact challenges.
  • Have a voice and regular audience with the administrative leadership (Dean or Vice Provost) of their parent unit.
  • Be known connectors in their own unit and across units.
  • Able to participate in 6-12 network gatherings a year and engage in smaller scale action groups related to their interests and expertise.

And also meet one or more of the following criteria: 

  • Have expertise and experience to design, propose, implement, or evaluate research impact activities.
  • Have direct access to and/or knowledge of research impact tools or programs external to OSU.
  • Have demonstrable success in collaborating with PIs on research impacts.



If you know feel that you meet these requirements, please contact, who will set you up to join.