The Research Office

Wilson Hall
371 Wilson Boulevard
Rochester, Michigan 48309-4486
(location map)
(248) 370-2762
(248) 370-4111

The Research Office

Oakland University provides state-of-the-art research facilities and a rich, collaborative environment for our faculty and students in support of their research and educational activities. OU is recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as one of the nation’s doctoral research universities. We are proud of the wide spectrum of research and other scholarly and creative activities made possible by the excellence of our faculty, students, facilities and institutional culture that is inclusive of all disciplines.

The Research Office provides the necessary administrative infrastructure for investigators, and strongly encourages the involvement of students in research. OU is committed to the highest ethical standards in the conduct of research, which are essential for sustaining an excellent research program that contributes to the well-being of our local, national and global communities.

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All About the Research Office! (updated August 2018)

Click here for the ANNUAL RESEARCH REPORT (FY17).

 |  Fall 2016 - OU Research Magazine

How did life on Earth evolve? Can life be created from non-life?

Fabia Battistuzzi, Ph.D., assistant professor of Biological Sciences at Oakland University, may be en route to the answers. “We are developing the tools to create a deeper understanding of life’s evolutionary history,” she said.  LEARN MORE

Upcoming Workshops

  • Research Funding Workshop - Fri, Sept 21
    • Friday, September 21 at noon in Lake Superior Room, Oakland Center.
      RSVP to Sue Willner at or ext. 4111.
      • Hosted by the Research Office, this workshop will focus on the different University Research Committee (URC) internal awards. You will hear the best strategies to improve your chances of securing an award (note that Faculty Research Fellowship applications are due October 8, 2018). We will also provide an overview of the guidelines for submitting applications through infoReady Review. All faculty are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

  • Storing and Preserving Your Research Data at Oakland University - Thurs, Sept 27
    • Thursday, September 27 at noon in Kresge Library room 225B.
      Click here to RSVP.
      • Join Theresa Rowe, Chief Information Officer, and Maurisz Nowak, Director of Infrastructure Services for UTS, as they discuss the tools that are available at OU to help you safely and securely store your research data. Don't have any research data? This presentation will inform you more generally about the tools available at OU for storing digital files. Light refreshments will be served.
      • Questions? Contact Joanna Thielen, Research Data Librarian,

Oakland University is a member of the  Michigan Corporate Relations Network (MCRN), a statewide university network designed to create partnerships that will connect Michigan's corporations to critical university assets to help promote innovative research and grow Michigan's economy. 

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