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.
- 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 strategic aims of the University which are described in the University of North Dakota Strategic Plan II: Building on Excellence.
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.