The Research Office

Wilson Hall
371 Wilson Boulevard
Rochester, Michigan 48309-4486
(location map)
(248) 370-2762
(248) 370-4111
research@oakland.edu

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.

Cluster Hire Program Updates:

The Provost's Office, in conjunction with the Research Office, has announced a Faculty Cluster Hire Program (see the Request for Cluster Suggestions document here). The Program involves a multi-stage process that may lead to the hiring of one or more clusters of faculty around specific research areas beginning in FY21.  More information on the program can be found on the Cluster Hire Program website:  https://www.oakland.edu/cluster-hire-program/

The first stage in the process was a series of Faculty Networking Events where faculty shared their research interests and discussed ideas for clusters.

Networking events were held in December 2019 and January 2020.  Slides from the faculty presentations can be found here:

  • Friday, December 13 - Slides are available via our espace if you click this link. (Log-in with your OU email, and click the Enroll Me button when logged into espace to access the file.)
  • Friday, January 10 - Slides are available via our espace if you click this link. (Log-in with your OU email, and click the Enroll Me button when logged into espace to access the file.)
  • Thursday, January 16 - Slides are available via our espace if you click this link. (Log-in with your OU email, and click the Enroll Me button when logged into espace to access the file.)

The second stage in the process will be proposal submission.  Instructions for submission will be posted by February 1, and submissions are due February 28, 2020.


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Click here for the ANNUAL RESEARCH REPORT (FY19)

Click the links below for:


Upcoming Workshops and Events

Complete information about events and workshops posted here (Fall 2019).

Access our workshop resources on espace.


CAYUSE RESEARCH SUITE

As part of Oakland University's ongoing commitment to supporting faculty scholarship and growing funded research, we have upgraded our research administration software to the Cayuse Research Suite. This software solution will allow faculty investigators to submit and manage grant proposals in a web-based and user-friendly environment.* Chairs and deans will be able to approve proposals for submission and obtain real-time pictures of research activity in their departments. The software will enable all of this and more while also reducing administrative burdens. Please note that this system is for external proposals and not internal awards.

Click here for Fast Facts about the Cayuse Research Suite, including log-in information.

Click here for direct link for Cayuse production instance, USED FOR SUBMITTING PROPOSALS (not a training or practice instance)

Training sessions are required of research-active faculty who plan to submit grants, and will be offered again in Winter 2020. If you need immediate assistance with Cayuse, contract your grant officer in the Research Office.

*A note about IRB and Cayuse: Our new system will eventually have an IRB module, however, please continue to use IRBNet and/or RAM as appropriate until this module is live. (updated 1/15/19)


ANNOUNCEMENTS

ANNOUNCING ARMS - Advanced Research Methodology Services

The Research Office is launching Advanced Research Methodology Services (ARMS), which aims to help faculty improve the quality of the research design and data analysis sections of their grant proposals. The ARMS team will assist with research and analysis upon receipt of funding. We are in the process of building an ARMS team, and are seeking faculty to serve as methodological consultants in areas of their expertise. Contact ARMS Coordinator Dennis Condron to join the team, or to access ARMS for assistance with your own proposal.
Word documents with more information can be downloaded with the links below:

  • ARMS Recruitment (for faculty who would like to be part of the ARMS team)
  • ARMS Summary (for faculty who would like assistance with their grant proposal)

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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