Research Development

Office of Research Development


The Office of Research Development (ORD) was created in 2007 following the receipt of a National Institute of Health Extramural Associates Research Development Award (EARDA). The ORD promotes and coordinates University-wide research activities and processes in support of the Mission's dedication to the communication of truth and thoughtful innovation.

The Office of Research Development serves several functions within the University's research community including:

  • Ensuring project obligations are met including: compliance with reporting requirements, collaboration with University units to provide oversight, and tracking implementation progress of extramural research projects
  • Assisting in pre- and post-award grant management activities
  • Management and oversight of internal award competitions
  • Supporting researchers with the development and analysis of statistical data
  • Designing and delivering training workshops
  • Disseminating funding opportunities and current information regarding sponsor requirements, federal policies, and national best-practices to community members
  • Collaborating with university officials to enhance relationships with funding agencies
  • Assisting in the preparation of multiple investigator and program training grant proposals
  • Assisting in the organization of quality circle reviews for extramural funding proposals
  • Organizing research engagement activities including UIW's annual Research Week and Biomedical Research Symposium









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