The University of Oklahoma is a nationally and internationally recognized research university with scholarship, research and creative activity at campuses located in Norman, Tulsa and the Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City. Collaboration among faculty on all three campuses enhances the University’s intellectual research capacity, expands the reach and depth of its programs and research units, and extends the impacts of its research activities.
The many organized research units, programs, facilities, and individual researchers all contribute to the University’s research enterprise. This page serves as a launching point to the various entities and activities that comprise the University’s research enterprise, whether it is assistance when competing for sponsored program funding, the transfer of technology from the laboratory to the market, or grant and contract activities associated with the public and private sectors.
Most importantly, the University’s research enterprise is devoted to the search for knowledge and truth that upholds the University’s commitment to education. This combination of activities strengthens the University’s mission of service resulting in the continued improvement of quality of life for the citizens of Oklahoma.
University Research Cabinet
The University Research Cabinet coordinates research activities among the three campuses and advises the President on strategic actions to enhance the University’s research programs.
The Office of Research Communications creates awareness, shows value, and raises visibility while promoting activities of the OU Research Enterprise through electronic, traditional and social media.
VP Research, Norman Campus
& the Office of Research Services
The VP for Research on the Norman campus provides a variety of resources to faculty, staff and students to enable successful scholarly endeavors.
Visit the VP for Research, Norman Campus site.
VP Research, Health Sciences Center
& the Office of Research Administration
The Office of the Vice President for Research at the Health Sciences Center houses the Office of Research Administration, which is the central administrative resource for OUHSC faculty and staff performing research, training, public and professional service activities.
VP Strategic Planning and Economic Development
The Vice President for Strategic Planning and Economic Development administers the University’s intellectual property policy and is responsible for facilitating economic development and technology-related activities, including private industry and governmental relationships.
VP University Outreach
The University of Oklahoma VP for University Outreach draws upon significant resources within its own enterprise as well as those of the University to provide unique solutions addressing a variety of grant and contract related activities.
The Office of Export Controls moniters research activity for compliance with national security regulations.