Five-minute orientation for new researchers
Pictured above: Computer Sciences grad student Joseph Shelton makes a presentation to members of the UNC system Board of Governors with his advisor, Dr. Gerry Dozier, left.
Welcome to North Carolina A&T! We’re glad to have you as part of the research team.
This page provides an overview of research administration at A&T. If you have questions about where information is located or suggestions about website content, please contact the research web coordinator.
- The basics
- Proposal development
- Proposal submission
- Compliance and ethics
- Project management
- Tech transfer
- Database of faculty researchers
- Research administration
- DORED contact list
- Guide to DORED services
- Fort Interdisciplinary Research Center
- Events and training calendar
- Research news and communications
- Follow Aggie Research
Research at N.C. A&T is conducted within the seven schools and colleges, the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN), and in interdisciplinary research centers. Most of the university's research is organized into nine research clusters -- multidisciplinary areas in which A&T focuses its research resources. Our major projects include collaborations with other universities, such as the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center for Revolutionizing Biometallic Materials, and interdisciplinary projects within the university, such as the Center for Excellence in Post Harvest Technologies.
The Office of Research Services and Project Management works with researchers to identify funding opportunities, develop proposals, and prepare budgets. It also manages all limited submission opportunities. This office provides training for faculty and grant administrators; training events are listed on the research calendar.
All proposals are developed and submitted through RAMSeS, the university's electronic research administration system.
The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) is the sole authorized entity at N.C. A&T for the submission of research proposals; it works with faculty to assure proposals’ compliance with RFP requirements and to facilitate the efficient administration of grant funding. OSP processes awards and conducts start-up meetings with researchers who receive awards.
The Office of Research Compliance and Ethics works with researchers and the university’s research oversight committees to ensure ethical conduct and compliance with regulations. It conducts training in Responsible Conduct of Research and oversees conflict of interest in research, including Financial Conflict of Interest. Also among its responsibilities are export control and training in compliance and ethics.
- Institutional Review Board
- Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
- Institutional Biosafety Committee
- Radiation Safety Committee
The Office of Research Services and Project Management helps guide researchers through their projects' life cycle from start-up to closeout, including any necessary training (the university's finance and purchasing systems, for example), managing finances, and progress reporting.
The Office of Outreach and Economic Development manages the university’s technology transfer and commercialization programs, identifying promising technologies and connecting industrial and commercial partners with the university’s expertise and new products.
Information on specific N.C. A&T researchers can be found in the REACH NC database, an easily searchable Web portal that enables users to find thousands of researchers in N.C. colleges, universities and research institutions (click here for more information ... or here to go directly to the website). The initial phase of the database includes researchers in the College of Engineering, College of Arts and Sciences, and School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. Other academic units will be added.
The Division of Research and Economic Development (DORED) is the administrative unit that manages N.C. A&T’s $60 million-a-year research enterprise. It is directed by Dr. Barry L. Burks, Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development. DORED provides services to faculty and student researchers, to current and potential research partners, funding agencies, and economic development agencies.
In addition, the Dean of the Graduate School serves as an Associate Vice Chancellor for Research.
DORED works with the academic units through the Council of Associate and Assistant Deans.
The division's offices are in the Fort Interdisciplinary Research Center (IRC).
- For a campus map and directions, click here.
- A highlight of the building is the colorful four-part mural in the fourth floor lobby at the top of the atrium. The Faces of Science depicts 46 pioneering scientists and engineers, including N.C. A&T alumnus and astronaut Dr. Ron McNair.
The Division of Research and Economic Development and the academic units hold research-related events throughout the academic year. For a month-by-month list of upcoming conferences, workshops, and seminars, go to the Events and Training Calendar.
It’s easy to keep up with research news, policies, and procedures.