Research Units

Learn about the offices that oversee research activities at IU

The Vice President for Research unit at Indiana University is a large and complex organization. An interactive, real-time visualization of the VPR organization chart is available.

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:


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:


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.

IU Bloomington

Office of the Vice Provost for Research

The Office of the Vice Provost for Research at IU Bloomington provides research development services to individuals, teams, centers, institutes, and schools to foster excellence in research and creative activities and support faculty in successfully competing for external funding. OVPR provides consultation, proposal development services, competitive internal funding programs, and research infrastructure for a wide range of research, scholarly, and creative activities.

OVPR's finance and human resources staff assist centers, institutes, and museums with financial management and planning as well as a variety of payroll-related issues (e.g. hiring). OVPR also offers communications and information technology support to its centers and institutes.

IUPUI

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research at IUPUI works to advance the realization of world-class research and creative activities that address important national and global needs and impact the economic development of Indiana and the nation. OVCR provides research development services including consultation, proposal development services, competitive internal funding programs, and research infrastructure for a wide range of research, scholarly, and creative activities. Other services designed to support and promote faculty research success include funding alerts, collaborator networking, commercialization assistance, industry liaison, and communication and advocacy.

IU School of Medicine

Dean’s Office of Research Affairs

The Indiana University School of Medicine conducts a broad range of basic, translational, and clinical research in order to improve health, prevent disease, better train physicians, and provide the foundation for Indiana’s life sciences economy. The primary mission of the Office of Research Affairs at the Indiana University School of Medicine is to promote human health through the performance of the highest quality, ethically conducted, basic and clinical research.


Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute

The Indiana CTSI seeks to improve the health of individuals and communities by supporting high quality research and partnerships. Indiana CTSI provides access to resources, services, training, education, and funding opportunities.

IU East

Office of Academic Affairs

From assistance in seeking funding for faculty and students to managing risks associated with research using human and animal subjects, the Office of Academic Affairs at IU East coordinates a variety of activities in support of the research and creative work of faculty, staff, and students.

IU Kokomo

Office of Academic Affairs

The Office of Academic Affairs is responsible for developing faculty careers, enhancing faculty productivity, recognizing faculty excellence, cultivating academic leadership, providing a nurturing campus climate, and defining faculty rights and responsibilities on the Indiana University Kokomo campus.

IU Northwest

Office of Academic Affairs

The mission of the Office of Academic Affairs is to collaboratively advance student and faculty success by supporting student-centered teaching, advising and learning, encouraging the dissemination of knowledge through research and creative activities, supporting evidence-based decision making, and recognizing the importance of service and engagement.

IU Fort Wayne

Office of Research, Engagement and Sponsored Programs

IU Fort Wayne is committed to health science education. Faculty work together across disciplines to create a uniquely connected health sciences learning environment that focuses on treating the whole person. Programs begin in Fall 2018.

IU South Bend

Office of Research

The Office of Research coordinates a variety of activities in support of the research and creative work of IU South Bend faculty, from research grant guidelines to expertise in managing the risks associated with research using human and animal subjects.

IU Southeast

Office of Academic Affairs

The Office of Academic Affairs at IU Southeast oversees the development and utilization of learning resources, develops programs to improve the quality of teaching and learning, encourages and supports faculty research and creative work, and promotes the cultural and intellectual growth of the academic community.