Division of Research & Economic Development
Creating New Ideas and Technologies
The hallmark of a major research university is its ability to link faculty across all disciplines toward the creation of new ideas and the generation of new technologies.
The Division of Research & Economic Development creates and sustains an environment where faculty and students representing varying disciplines can collaborate in the search for solutions by:
- Developing resources, both human and technical, to enhance research and creative productivity.
- Disseminating information about research and research opportunities.
- Funding research and creative activities by faculty and graduate students.
- Formulating and administering various policies concerning research to ensure that projects conform both to federal and state guidelines and to the intellectual and academic objectives of the University.
- Stimulating private sector relationships leading to commercial development of the products of the University research enterprise.
- Managing the intellectual property of the University.
- Center for Biomedical Research: State-of-the-art animal research facility and care.
- Computational Research Center: Supporting high-performance computing.
- Pre and Post Award Administration
- Pre Award: Proposal Review, Proposal Submissions, Award Negotiations, Sub Award Setup and Negotiations, Amendment Requests, MOU's
- Post Award: PeopleSoft Funding Setup, Invoicing, Financial Reporting, Final Reporting
- Corporate Engagement & Commercialization: Technology transfer for research.
- ND EPSCoR: Increase competitiveness and support statewide STEM research.
- Research Institute for Automous Systems (RIAS): Unmanned systems research and policy.
- Research Compliance & Ethics: IRB, IACUC, IBC, COI, and UASREP.
- Tech Accelerator: Labratory, training and office facility for start-ups and economic development.
The mission of the Division of Research & Economic Development is to serve the broad research community of the University of North Dakota, a community that is instrumental in meeting the University's strategic goals which are described in the One UND Strategic Plan.
The aim is to expand and strengthen the University's commitment to research, scholarship and creative activity as a means of sustaining and extending the knowledge base, enriching the teaching and learning environment, and enhancing economic development in the community, region, state, nation and across the world.
Input-output analysis indicates that the economic impact of research awards on Grand Forks County, the state of North Dakota and the North Central Census Region is staggering.