Connecting the Georgia Tech research community together are a number of Interdisciplinary Research Institutes, reporting to the Executive Vice President for Research. Each institute brings together a mix of researchers—spanning colleges, departments, and individual labs— around a single core research area. The institutes exist to create transformative opportunities, strengthen collaborative partnerships and maximize societal impact of the exciting research being done at Georgia Tech.
Companies work with our Interdisciplinary Research Institutes to connect with a large portfolio of academic and applied research programs, to create and use novel research laboratories, to interact with Georgia Tech students and to collaborate with other industry partners.
Interdisciplinary Research Institutes also provide faculty access to state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment, assist with large proposal development, support accelerated commercialization of research, facilitate campus-wide collaborative opportunities, and make it easier for faculty and students with to explore disruptive ideas.
The Conflict of Interest Management (COI) office works to resolve any conflicts of interest related to institutional, faculty, and staff relationships with external organizations, and to ensure timely and effective reporting as required by federal regulations and university policies. COI also offers compliance training.
The Historically Black Colleges and Universities / Minority Institutions (HBCU/MI) outreach initiative facilitates research collaborations between Georgia Tech faculty members and their counterparts at historically black colleges and universities and minority institutions. The program identifies the research programs and faculty at HBCU/MI available to participate in joint proposals on a broad cross-section of research topics. The program website also offers information about services and resources available to Georgia Tech faculty seeking research collaborations with HBCU/MI faculty.
Georgia Tech’s Office of Industry Engagement promotes partnerships with industry, government, and non-profits; helps transform Georgia Tech’s breakthrough technologies into products; and spurs economic development throughout Georgia and beyond. This office works with Georgia Tech’s experts and industry partners to move new technologies and discoveries from the lab to market. It does so through three divisions focusing on commercialization, collaborations and licensing, and international contracts and technology transfer.
The Office of Research Integrity Assurance works with faculty oversight committees and boards to promote the ethical and responsible conduct of research and to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements related to research involving human and vertebrate animal subjects, recombinant DNA, and export-controlled technologies. The committees supported by this office include the Institutional Review Board, the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, the Institutional Biosafety Committee, and the Export Control Advisory Board.
The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) provides assistance and guidance in identifying, developing, processing, and submitting formal proposals. This includes submitting all proposals and grant applications for sponsored research, and other sponsored proposals and instruction from the Georgia Tech Research Corporation, the Georgia Tech Applied Research Corporation, and the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Contracting officers review proposals and cost estimates for compliance with sponsor requirements and Institute policies, and prepare the business portion of proposals. After sponsored research projects are funded, OSP monitors active grants and contracts. OSP is also responsible for the preparation and monitoring of subcontracts and consulting agreements issued by Georgia Tech under sponsored programs, and for the preparation and administration of Small Business Administration subcontracting plans.