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Division of Research

Division Offices

Research Funding

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Office of Research Development

The Division’s Office of Research Development supports faculty efforts to obtain competitive research funding and advance their careers.

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Office of Sponsored Programs

The Division’s Office of Sponsored Programs serves as the university’s central pre-award office, helping faculty navigate the proposal submission process.

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Grants and Contracts Administration

The Grants and Contracts Administration assists Principal Investigators (PIs), department staff, and administrators with post-award financial and administrative matters related to sponsored projects.

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Business Affairs

The Office of Business Affairs assists with InfoEd, Departmental Budgets, Strategic Financial Planning and Analysis, Procurement, Visa Card Purchases, Journal Postings and Human Resource matters.

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Industry Collaboration

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Office of Industry Contracts

The Office of Industry Contracts is available to answer questions, review and negotiate contracts with private industry, and otherwise assist researchers in securing private funding support.

  • Negotiate sponsored research and research-related agreements with industry
  • Provide services to industry sponsors
  • Borrow equipment from companies

Request for Agreement Request Form

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Office of Sponsored Programs

The Office of Sponsored Programs provides the appropriate review, negotiation and signature for non-disclosure, material transfer, and data use agreements with sponsors.

  • Execute confidentiality agreements
  • Send or receive materials from companies
  • Establish data-use agreements

Request for Agreement Request Form

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Clemson University Research Foundation

The Clemson University Research Foundation works to connect the University to external opportunities for research collaboration with the intent of creating a sustainable model for collaborative industry sponsored research feeding back into the university research enterprise.

  • Protect Intellectual Property
  • License technology for commercial use
  • Find industry collaborators
  • Receive funds to support technology commercialization

Request for Agreement Request Form

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Dominion Energy Innovation Center

The Dominion Energy Innovation Center houses the Duke Energy eGRID, an electrical grid simulator, and the world’s most-advanced wind-turbine drivetrain testing facility capable of full-scale, highly accelerated mechanical and electrical testing of advanced drivetrain systems for wind turbines.

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Office of Occupational and Environmental Safety

The Office of Research Safety provides expertise in chemical, radiological, biological, hazardous waste management, and hazardous materials shipping/transportation.

The office also coordinates and provides a broad range of training programs to assist in working safely and meeting training compliance requirements.

BioRAFT digital system for managing research safety

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Office of Research Compliance

The Office of Research Compliance administers federally-mandated programs to ensure enterprise-wide compliance with regulations and policies that promote ethical conduct in research involving vertebrate animals, recombinant DNA, hazardous materials, and human subjects.

The office provides expert advice and customer service with a focus on facilitating research, education and service activities. The office also handles research misconduct reports and offers Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training which provides RCR credits required by federal funding agencies.

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Export Compliance and Research Security

Federal regulations restrict overseas shipping, transmission or transfer of certain categories of information, technologies and items to protect research integrity.

The office of Export Compliance and Research Security can help faculty navigate complex federal policies and regulations in order to manage successful international research engagements and activities.

Guidance for Managing International Relationships and Activities

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Conflict of Interest

The Conflict of Interest office oversees the University’s required conflict-of-interest training program to help faculty and staff engage in appropriate outside relationships. The office is part of Clemson Human Resources and works closely with the Division of Research.

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Division of Research
Division of Research | 230 Kappa Street, Clemson, SC 29634