About the Research Office
About the Research Office
The Research Office at UNH provides leadership and services to support research and scholarly work, facilitates cooperation with businesses, and communicates the scope and impact of UNH research.
Research Office Support Units
The Office of Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS) works to assure safe and healthful environments for all segments of the campus population through programs of information and education, review and monitoring, technical consultation and provision of direct services. OEHS is also responsible for developing programs to ensure compliance with applicable state and federal health, safety, and environmental regulations, and campus policies on environmental health and safety.
Large Center Development amplifies collaborative research activities to expand UNH’s capacity to pursue major multi- and interdisciplinary research initiatives that garner national and international recognition, including implementation of the Collaborative Research Excellence Initiative (CoRE).
The Research Computing Center (RCC) provides computational and networking support to the UNH sponsored research community and conducts research and testing to facilitate this mission.
Research Development (RD) helps faculty and other researchers develop strategies and build skills for grant seeking; facilitates development of competitive proposals; coordinates UNH responses to special funding and award programs; and nominates UNH researchers for prestigious external prizes, awards, and appointments.
Research Integrity Services administers UNH’s program for the protection of human subjects in research and the UNH Institutional Review Board (IRB); administers UNH’s program for the humane care and use of vertebrate animals, and the UNH Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC); manages UNH’s responsible conduct of research and scholarly activity program; administers UNH’s financial conflict of interest in research program and the UNH Disclosure Review Committee (DRC); oversees UNH's compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) ; and provides consultation to UNH faculty regulatory groups.
Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) helps prepare and is the authorized UNH entity to submit proposals to external sponsors. SPA negotiates and accepts awards on behalf of UNH; manages post-award sponsored programs finance and administration; and promotes accountability and compliance with Federal, State, sponsor, and UNH rules and regulations.
UNHInnovation (UNHI) is the unit of the UNH Research Office that advocates for, manages, promotes, and commercializes UNH’s intellectual assets. UNHI facilitates the transfer of UNH research results to the public, while retaining the ability of the innovator to publish and otherwise openly disseminate research results, and pursue their research programs. UNHI supports start-up companies based on UNH’s intellectual property and facilitates partnerships between UNH and the business community. UNHI also supports the InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) and the NH Innovation Research Center (NHIRC).
The University Instrumentation Center is a University-wide core facility dedicated to the advancement of the research and academic missions of UNH and the surrounding research community. The UIC is open and available to all faculty, staff, and students as well as non-UNH academic entities, government, and industrial customers.