Activities intended to produce one or more research outcomes including the creation of
knowledge, reorganization or knowledge, and the application of knowledge are to be reported in
the Organized Research Program. It includes both those activities carried out with institutional
funds and those carried out under terms of agreement with agencies external to the university.
Organized Research activities may be conducted by a number of organizational entities including
research divisions, bureaus, institute and experimental stations, or they may be carried out on an
individual or project basis. Research activities carried out on an individual or project basis
usually result from special institutional grant awards to individual faculty members. These
institutional research awards usually are made on a competitive basis through a central research
office in the dean’s office or the graduate dean’s office.
Institutes and Research Centers -- This subprogram includes those research
activities conducted within the framework of a formal research organization such
as research bureaus, divisions, institutes, and experimental stations. This
subprogram, while using “organizational” criteria as the rationale for classifying
programs and activities, includes only those activities carried out for purposes of
creating knowledge or reorganizing or applying existing knowledge. An
agricultural experiment station produces a joint product of organized research
and public service. However, only research activities of an agricultural
experiment station would be classified in the subprogram.
Individual or Project Research -- Those research programs created as a result of
contracts or grants with external agencies, or special allocations of institutional
resources to conduct an investigation or study of a specific scope should be
classified as Individual or Project Research. Institutional allocations of research
funds are usually distributed on the basis of some type of competitive process. In
some cases these institutional funds will apply as matching funds to externally
funded research grants and contracts. In other cases, centrally allocated
institutional research funds may be matched with departmental funds such as a
release of faculty time. Academic department resources committed to these types
of research activities would be reported as a part of the Institutional Program
under Departmental Research.
The institutional allocation of research funds is usually distributed on the basis of
some type of competitive process. The research grants are usually administered
by a special office in the academic provost’s or the graduate dean’s office. The
projects may be managed within an academic department but to be classified as
Individual or Project Research they must be supported by non-departmental
resources. However in some cases, the competitive grants may have to be
matched with departmental funds such as a release of faculty research activities
would be reported as a part of the Instructional Program.
Laboratory Schools -- Costs associated with laboratory schools should be
assigned to this special subprogram. While these schools may perform public
service or instructional functions also, as currently operated, their primary
function is research.
Support for Organized Research -- All administrative support activities directly
attributable to Organized Research activities should be assigned to this
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