Research at OU
The University of Oklahoma is an institution on the move. Classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Very High Research institution, placing it in the highest tier of research universities in the nation, OU is a vibrant engine for research and creative activity and a foundation for economic growth. Our Research Mission is to utilize the intellectual, technological, and administrative resources of the University of Oklahoma for the generation and dissemination of new knowledge to understand and improve all aspects of life and living.
The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) serves the University community to enable success in research, scholarship and creative activity. The Aspire 2020 Framework guides the development and implementation of many initiatives and resources in support of research.
Several organizations within the OVPR provide specialized services and the OVPR website provides a one-stop shop for research and research-related information and services (https://vpr-norman.ou.edu).
Office of Research Services (ORS) – Works with faculty to support efforts in securing funding for their research, including submission of grant proposals, negotiating new funded grants and awards, and supporting financial needs on funding grants and awards (http://ors.ou.edu)
Center for Research Program Development and Enrichment (CRPDE) – Assists OU faculty, research scientists, postdocs and graduate students in their efforts to build strong and competitive programs for research, scholarship and creative activities (http://crpde.ou.edu)
Center for Applied Research and Development (CARD) – Supports faculty efforts to pursue new R&D opportunities focused on applied research and development across all disciplines (http://card.ou.edu).
Office of Undergraduate Research – Provides services and information to OU faculty and students interested in supporting and engaging in undergraduate research (http://www.ou.edu/undergraduate-research).
Office of Defense, Security, and Intelligence (DSI) – Targets efforts to increase substantially basic research, applied development, and training on the OU Norman Campus (and Norman Campus programs at OU-Tulsa), and in collaboration with the Health Sciences Center Campus as appropriate, in areas related to national defense, security and intelligence – (https://vpr-norman.ou.edu/office-of-defense-security-and-intelligence-programs)
Research Statistics and Analysis (RSA) – Gathers, analyzes and disseminates quantitative and qualitative information to support the research and creative endeavors of Norman and Tulsa Campus faculty and staff – (https://vpr-norman.ou.edu/research-statistics)
Research Council – Charged with the promotion and development of research and creative activity throughout the University community by reviewing proposals to allocate internal funds in support of faculty research and creative activity efforts – (https://vpr-norman.ou.edu/research-council)