Other Important Offices
Other offices at the University, in addition to OSP, will be of assistance in the development and submission of proposals for sponsored projects. Some have University-wide responsibility; some are specific to individual schools or units. There are local research administration offices in the Faculty of Arts and Science, at the School of Education, at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, at the College of Dentistry, and at the Wagner School of Public Service.
University-wide offices of importance to PIs include those which assist proposers in complying with governmental and University regulations. These offices and organizations, whose roles are discussed in detail later in this GUIDE in the section titled Regulatory Requirements, Assurances and Certifications, include the Office of Laboratory Animal Services, the University Committee on Animal Welfare, the University Committee on Activities Involving Human Subjects, the Radiation Safety Office, the Institutional Biosafety Committee, and the Environmental Services Department.
The Office of University Development (OUD) can assist PIs in identifying private foundations whose areas of funding interest, in addition to formal sponsored programs as described above, may match the PI's. OUD will also provide guidance on approaching a given foundation, since most foundations prefer to deal formally with the University as an entity rather than with individual faculty members. The University follows special procedures when making proposals to several of the large foundations; OUD will advise on contact and submission procedures to these organizations as well.
The Office for Industrial Liaison promotes the commercial applications of research and inventions and assists PIs in generating research support from the industrial and investment community, and works inventors to protect all proprietary rights to inventions and other intellectual property. For guidance in approaching industrial sponsors, consult the Guidelines for Key Issues in University-Industry Research Agreements.