The Research & Economic Development Business Office staff manage administrative and financial operations of Research and Economic Development. Services provided range from supporting the offices, organizations, and programs within Research & Economic Development to assisting UNC Charlotte faculty members, researchers, and students with questions and needs.
The Office of Research Partnerships is the portal for business-university partnerships at UNC Charlotte. Regionally, ORP works with the community and the campus to accelerate technology commercialization, and champions the growth of entrepreneurial ventures. Globally, OIGP develops intellectual capital through collaborations with industry, government and academia.
UNC Charlotte’s laboratory animal veterinarians and technical staff provide primary and veterinary care to all animals housed, as well as investigator training, technical assistance and guidance, and access to health status, laboratory, and imaging services. Our goal is the maintenance of an enriched, variable-free, secure, and humane environment for our animal subjects, as well as superb customer service for our research clients.
The Office of Grants and Contracts Administration provides transactional support to college-based post-award staff and is responsible for overall sponsored program financial reporting and compliance. Award Management staff assist with tasks including award set-up and Banner budget entry, cost share, release time, and award close-out. Cost Analysis deals with recharge units, effort reporting and fringe benefit and F&A proposals. GCA also handles contract negotiation and issues sub-awards to other participating institutions.
The Center for Research Excellence (CRE) provides consultation services to faculty who are developing grant proposals.
The mission of the Office of Research Protections and Integrity is to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations as well as University policies by partnering with the University of North Carolina at Charlotte research community in support of ethical research practices. The ORPI promotes ethical research practices by providing education, training, and resources to faculty, staff, researchers and students. The ORC oversees research-related areas including human subjects research (IRB), the care and use of laboratory animals (IACUC), the use of biological agents (IBC), export controls, and conflicts of interest.
The Office of Research Services is the central administrative office for managing proposal submissions and outreach.
The Office of Research Commercialization and Development identifies, protects, and commercializes university research and intellectual property. ORCD works closely with faculty, students, and staff to help bring new technology and innovation to market and assists with the invention and patent process, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, and material transfer agreements.
The Small Business and Technology Development Center is a leading resource for growing and developing businesses. Located in PORTAL room 252, the SBTDC provides services in areas such as planning, financial management, human resources, marketing, and operations; and training and education for business startups.
Ventureprise is UNC Charlotte’s innovation and entrepreneurship center serving the UNC Charlotte campus and Charlotte region. As one of 80 National Science Foundation I-Corps sites, recipient of a 2016 NC IDEA ecosystem grant and creator of the Charlotte Entrepreneur Growth Report, Ventureprise serves as a center of excellence for evidence based entrepreneurship. By offering three core programs focusing on customer discovery and business model generation; the Ventureprise Launch NSF I-Corps program to faculty and students at UNC Charlotte and surrounding campuses, Ventureprise Launch NC IDEA program to Charlotte and western North Carolina innovation-based startups and 49er Foundry Incubator for UNC Charlotte students, Ventureprise works to provide the resources and expertise for university and community base startups to get to the next level of business formation, scaling or funding.