Research Support & Reporting Offices
Research Support Offices
Please visit the Research Support site for full details on research administration and organization at BU.
Corporate Relations builds strategic long-term relationships with industry, creating road maps that identify areas of mutual opportunity. They work with industry partners to navigate BU’s many disciplines, departments, schools and colleges, identifying the best talent, best research, and best ways to engage students and faculty.
The Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Office (IBRO) facilitates new and current areas of interdisciplinary biomedical research by supporting strategic and faculty-driven initiatives that stimulate existing and new biomedical research and training across BU.
Foundation Relations builds sustainable, mutually beneficial partnerships between the University and the charitable organizations that share our research, teaching, and social service missions. We pursue this goal through three, related strategies: Faculty Assistance, Coordination and Stewardship, and Fundraising.
Post Award Financial Operations assists faculty and administrators with financial and compliance oversight of sponsored program accounts, financial reporting and billing, effort reporting, service center rate negotiation, and F&A rate proposals.
The Professional Development and Postdoctoral Affairs team works with postdocs on both campuses to identify and provide career and educational resources and to create new opportunities for personal and professional development.
Research Compliance helps faculty, administrators, and staff involved in research comply with city, state, and national laws and regulations, and maintain standards of integrity, quality, and ethics.
Sponsored Programs specializes in assisting faculty and administrators in proposal review and submission, award negotiation and acceptance and University policies and procedures. OSP is the coordinating office for all pre-award and non-financial post-award needs.
Works toward commercial applications of the groundbreaking research and discoveries taking place every day at Boston University.
Offices reporting to the Vice President and Associate Provost of Research
Each of the following centers and programs—from cyber security to biotech to finance and much more—falls under the Research office.
Established through the vision and generosity of Albert V. and Jessie Boyd Danielsen, the Danielsen Institute mission is to alleviate suffering and to promote healing, growth, and change in the persons, communities, and institutions which they serve through clinical service, training, research, and teaching which emphasize depth psychotherapy and are informed by spiritual, religious, and existential perspectives. The Danielsen Center for the Study of Religion & Psychology is located within the institute to carry out the research mission.
Coordinates and promotes computationally based research, education, and resources. The center provides a forum for multidisciplinary exchanges between students, educators, and researchers and is located within the organizational structure of the Rafik Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering.
Center for Network Systems Biology
Supports, enhances and disseminates transformative collaborative research in network systems biology across both the Medical and Charles River Campuses to establish BU as a world leader in mapping molecular networks, foster collaborative interdisciplinary network systems biology research at BU, and devise and provide access to technical innovations.
Promotes and supports research and education in system reliability and information security, including such fields as cryptology, robust monitoring, and fair and secure file sharing. This center is located within the organizational structure of the Rafik Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering.
Fosters research and education on the mechanisms of neural computation, and explores how people communicate and sense their environments.
Capitalizing on the strengths of BU faculty, this new center will foster cutting-edge, interdisciplinary collaborative research linking neural mechanisms to human behavior, and will generate and provide access to technical innovations to enhance understanding of neural systems.
Conducts research and engineers solutions for biotechnology, photonics, manufacturing, renewable energy, and many more industries.
Enhances long-term human progress and contributes to improvements in the human condition through interdisciplinary study and research.
Global Development Policy Center
Advances policy-oriented research for financial stability, human well-being, and environmental sustainability. Conducts rigorous policy research, provides a convening place for scholars and stakeholders, engages in policy dialogue with policy makers, civil society, and media, and offers experiential learning for Boston University students.
Promotes and advances the adaptive urban leadership strategies necessary to support cities as dynamic centers of economic growth and development in the 21st century.
Created to develop solutions to address the critical challenges of health and healthcare, both in the United States and globally. Its goal is to transform healthcare through integration and innovation across science and technology, system design and management, leadership, and policy development
A University-wide institute, administered by the Questrom School of Business, that assists and promotes faculty research, and enhances BU’s curricular offerings and communication products related to sustainable energy.
Advances academic and technological research in interdisciplinary nanoscience and nanotechnology that is leading a revolution in basic materials science and engineering.
Dedicated to the development of diagnostics, vaccines, and treatments to combat emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, the NEIDL is part of a national network of secure facilities studying infectious diseases that are—or have the potential to become—major public health concerns and currently conducts research at Biosafety Level 3.
Provides extensive, state-of-the-art facilities as a unique resource for the development of advanced photonics device prototypes for commercial, military, and health care applications.
Advances the science of computing while initiating and propelling collaborative, interdisciplinary research and training through computational and data-driven approaches.