University-wide research units
Vice President for Research Office
The Vice President for Research Office at Indiana University is responsible for research development, research compliance, and research administration. Working with university-wide offices, campus leaders, and deans, the Vice President for Research Office works to increase and diversify research and creative activities at IU, attract external funding for these activities, and develop public-private partnerships, technology transfer, graduate education, and intercampus research opportunities.
Office of Research Administration
The Office of Research Administration provides support for IU’s research community to catalyze research productivity and protect the institution and its research community from risk. ORA seeks to minimize impediments to research activity, promote research conduct that meets the highest standards of ethical integrity, and ensure that research activity is compliant with all local, state, and federal regulations. All proposals for external research funding are submitted through ORA. The office also reviews all awards and agreements, then monitors award accounts throughout the lifespan of your research project. ORA provides a variety of other vital services, including:
- Proposal preparation
- Budget review
- Award management and compliance oversight
- Research administration systems and decision support
Office of Research Compliance
The Office of Research Compliance ensures that research conducted by IU and affiliated researchers is not only in compliance with all applicable regulatory, statutory, and organizational requirements, but also meets the standards of best practices while minimizing impediments to research and burdens on the research community.
The ORC oversees seven compliance areas:
- Animal Care and Use
- Institutional Biosafety Committee
- Radiation safety
- Human subjects and Institutional Review Boards
- Conflict of interest
- Export control
- Research Integrity
Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations
The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations provides resources for researchers seeking support from nongovernmental organizations. CFR supports identification, cultivation, and stewardship with major corporate and community funders during and after the grant cycle. CFR staff provide assistance to faculty, administrators, and center directors in all divisions and schools within Indiana University.