CU Boulder expands research capacity by encouraging cross-campus and interdisciplinary collaborations, facilitating competition for large, collaborative grants, and providing support in proposal development, writing and budgeting.
"Our Space. Our Future." fuses CU Boulder's unique strengths in earth, space and social sciences with new technologies and partners to address the pace and pattern of changes for our environment, our resources and our planet.
CU Boulder's Conflicts of Interest and Commitment (COIC) department helps protect employees, students, departments, and the University as a whole from adverse outcomes resulting from potential conflicts of interest related to scholarship and research.
The Office of Contracts & Grants (OCG) works in partnership with CU Boulder's faculty and staff to prepare and submit proposals, including budgets, for external research funding. Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs) and Confidentiality Agreements (CDAs) are also managed by OCG.
Working with foreign national collaborators, institutions, or students may fall under the purview of various federal export control laws. In general, these regulations involve military technology, “dual-use” technologies, as well as nearly any kind of financial transactions with certain embargoed countries or individuals.
This campus-wide Innovation & Entrepreneurship (I&E) initiative leverages extensive curricular and experiential learning, one of the world's most vibrant and collaborative startup ecosystems, and an intentional culture of innovation to foster an environment for high-impact entrepreneurship.
The Office of Industry Collaboration (OIC) was formed in July 2013 to enhance the connection between CU Boulder and local, state, national, and international industry and business partners. The office is intended to be the identifiable entry point into CU Boulder for potential partners.
The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is responsible for the review of all human subject research when conducted by the university's faculty, staff, students, or other affiliates and agents. The IRB’s mission is to protect the rights and welfare of subjects involved in human research at CU Boulder.
With expertise in patents, copyrights and licensing, CU Boulder's Technology Transfer Office (TTO) helps translate discovery into impact. TTO offers transparent, flexible intellectual property management services and connects researchers with a variety of commercialization programs in the university and community.
The mission of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) is to enhance and support postdoctoral training and career development, help build a sense of community among postdocs, and serve as a resource to campus and affiliated National Labs.
CU Boulder is committed to the core principle of performing original research and providing scientific training using the highest standards and best practices of ethics and the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)—the practice of scientific investigation with integrity”, as defined by the National Institutes of Health.
The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) is committed to upholding CU Boulder’s scientific and ethical integrity as well as academic excellence in all research activities with which our students, faculty and staff are associated.
The primary function of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is to ensure that all state and federal regulations regarding the humane care and use of animals in research and teaching are strictly followed at the University of Colorado Boulder.
The CU Boulder AeroSpace Ventures (ASV) initiative creates a collaborative environment in which CU Boulder's aerospace engineering and earth and space science faculty, students, and industrial researchers work together to solve complex problems that lead to new discoveries and innovations.