Georgia Tech continually seeks to advance society through discovery and innovation by creating and transferring knowledge for public benefit and in so doing strives to increase the global competitiveness of Georgia and the nation. Expenditures for research programs at Georgia Tech exceed $525 million annually and are supported by a wide variety of public and private sponsors. These programs are administered by the Georgia Tech Research Corporation (GTRC), Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) and the Office of Research Integrity Assurance (ORIA). These offices work collaboratively and use an interdisciplinary approach to facilitate proposal and award management and to assist researchers in securing and maintaining funding for their scholarly work.
- Contracting Entities: GTRC serves as the contracting entity for the academic colleges of Georgia Tech, while the Georgia Tech Applied Research Corporation (GTARC) serves as the contracting entity for the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). GTRC supports and promotes research through its stewardship of the funds for sponsored research and the financial support of research activities.
- Pre-award and Non-financial Post-award Administration: The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) manages all pre-award and non-financial post-award matters for externally sponsored grants and contracts. OSP's Industry Contracting Office (ICO) is dedicated to negotiating and managing research agreements with companies who seek to sponsor research or engage in research collaborations with Georgia Tech.
- Intellectual Property: GTRC is the owner of intellectual property created at Georgia Tech and its Office of Technology Licensing (OTL) is responsible for the protection, licensing, and management of the intellectual property portfolio.
- Technology and Training:The E-Commerce and Training Division within OSP is responsible for implementation and administration of electronic proposal submission systems, sponsored programs data, and the administration of electronic commerce functions. Through a robust education program for both faculty and administrators, OSP enables researchers to stay current in policy and "eRA" requirements (see Calendar).
- Research Integrity: The Office of Research Integrity Assurance (ORIA) promotes the responsible conduct of research and manages regulatory requirements for human subjects, the use of animal models, the application of export controls, compliance with the conflicts of interest policy, and administration of recombinant DNA regulations.
Excellence in research demands and presumes excellence in research administration, flexible and innovative contracting, and uncompromising integrity.