The Eastern Michigan University Office of Research Development (ORD) serves and supports faculty and staff engaged in sponsored activities that promote basic and applied research, public service, teaching, learning, scholarship, and artistic expression.
Protect professional and academic rights of faculty and staff and keep them apprised of regulations, policies, and procedures that affect sponsored projects.
Ensure that all areas of regulatory compliance are followed and appropriately managed.
Represent EMU fairly and accurately in all negotiations and communications in issues of academic freedom, rights in intellectual property, and appropriate stewardship of external funds.
Provide functions related to sponsored-project development and administration.
Facilitate improvements of internal processes for administrative management of sponsored projects.
Provide timely communication regarding funding opportunities.
Facilitate intra- and inter-institutional collaborations in sponsored programs.