Research Support & Reporting Offices

Research Support Offices

Please visit the Research Support site for full details on research administration and organization at BU.

Industry Engagement

Industry Engagement 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.

Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Office

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

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 (PAFO)

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.

Professional Development and Postdoctoral Affairs (PDPA)

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

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 (SP)

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.

Technology Development

Works toward commercial applications of the groundbreaking research and discoveries taking place every day at Boston University.

Public Relations

Assist faculty members and researchers in communicating their expertise and achievements to external audiences through op-ed assistance, media training, and social media consulting.

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 Office of Research.

University-wide Research Centers & Institutes

Other Reporting Offices

Albert & Jessie Danielsen Institute

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.

Fraunhofer Center for Manufacturing Innovation

Conducts research and engineers solutions for biotechnology, photonics, manufacturing, renewable energy, and many more industries.

Initiative on Cities

Promotes and advances the adaptive urban leadership strategies necessary to support cities as dynamic centers of economic growth and development in the 21st century.