Offices & Services

Office of Research Organization

Organizational Chart     Staff Directory

Animal Care & Use

Oversees use of animals in scientific investigation and instruction at UGA and manages the compliance activities of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). Administers University Research Animal Resources (URAR) for UGA’s biomedical research facilities.

Biosafety

Oversees use of biohazardous materials and manages the compliance activities of  the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC). Administers  the Select Agent and Toxin Program (SAP) for UGA’s main campus facilities.

Business & Human Resources

Manages and monitors the financial resources of the Office of Research and University of Georgia Research Foundation.

Core Facility Business Services

Provides business support to core facilities across UGA.

Discovery and Innovation Partnerships

Works with industry partners to help them access UGA research expertise and capabilities that will address their specific problems.

Economic Development

Extends the resources of the university throughout the state and beyond, to improve the quality of life. Based in Atlanta, the office serves businesses and communities throughout the state.

Export Control

Provides oversight, assistance, and training in complying with Federal export control regulations regarding access by foreign nationals to or the transfer abroad of scientific instruments, technologies, software and materials.

Human Subjects

Oversees research activity that involves human subjects to assures the highest ethical and professional standards, and manages the compliance activities of the Institutional Review Board (IRB).

Internal Grants & Awards

Funds competitive internal grants to support initial work by early career faculty and research in new areas of endeavor, supports travel to foreign conferences and symposia.

IT Operations

IT Operations provides support of Office of Research information systems with the overall goal of optimizing online business processes.

Legal Advisors

The Office of Research includes two attorneys who advise on legal matters related to the research enterprise, including those related to sponsored projects, technology commercialization, material transfer, data sharing, research compliance, and research service activities performed by Office of Research centers, institutes, and core facilities.

Postdoctoral Affairs

Oversees the policies and programs that support the postdoctoral training experience at UGA.

Proposal Enhancement

The Office for Proposal Enhancement (OPE) provides technical and skilled administrative support to faculty from across campus who are developing proposals for external funding. Our goals are to facilitate proposal submission and to improve the quality of proposals.

Research Communications

Provides information about the latest UGA research findings, and  communicates the services provided to the UGA research enterprise.

Research Personnel

Oversees policies and programs for postdoctoral training, research scientists, and visiting researchers and scholars.

Research Safety

Provides guidance to UGA faculty, staff and students on the safe use of chemical agents, radiation safety and laser safety.

Research Support Services

Provides UGA researchers with access to state-of-the-art analytical instrumentation, chemicals, laboratory supplies and equipment, technical expertise, and cost-competitive services.

Sponsored Projects

Sponsored Projects Administration comprises unit-focused teams if pre-award and post-award staff members to ensure a seamless continuum of grants services, from proposal development and submission to award establishment, administration, renewal and close-out.

Technology Transfer (Innovation Gateway)

Serves the UGA community by connecting industry with university expertise and inventions for the public good, promoting economic development and increasing research visibility.

UGA Research Foundation

A 501 (c) (3) organization separate from UGA, UGARF serves the University and enhances its excellence as a research institution by serving as the legal recipient of contracts and grants from industry, public and private non-profits, and government agencies for the performance of research and education.