The Research Office

Wilson Hall
371 Wilson Boulevard
Rochester, Michigan 48309-4486
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(248) 370-2762
(248) 370-4111

The Research Office

Oakland University provides state-of-the-art research facilities and a rich, collaborative environment for our faculty and students in support of their research and educational activities. OU is recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as one of the nation’s doctoral research universities. We are proud of the wide spectrum of research and other scholarly and creative activities made possible by the excellence of our faculty, students, facilities and institutional culture that is inclusive of all disciplines.

The Research Office provides the necessary administrative infrastructure for investigators, and strongly encourages the involvement of students in research. OU is committed to the highest ethical standards in the conduct of research, which are essential for sustaining an excellent research program that contributes to the well-being of our local, national and global communities.

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All About the Research Office! (updated August 2018)

Click here for the ANNUAL RESEARCH REPORT (FY18).

ANNOUNCING ARMS - Advanced Research Methodology Services

The Research Office is launching Advanced Research Methodology Services (ARMS), which aims to help faculty improve the quality of the research design and data analysis sections of their grant proposals. The ARMS team will assist with research and analysis upon receipt of funding. We are in the process of building an ARMS team, and are seeking faculty to serve as methodological consultants in areas of their expertise. Contact ARMS Coordinator Dennis Condron to join the team, or to access ARMS for assistance with your own proposal.
Word documents with more information can be downloaded with the links below:

ARMS Recruitment (for faculty who would like to be part of the ARMS team)

ARMS Summary (for faculty who would like assistance with their grant proposal)

 |  Fall 2016 - OU Research Magazine

How did life on Earth evolve? Can life be created from non-life?

Fabia Battistuzzi, Ph.D., assistant professor of Biological Sciences at Oakland University, may be en route to the answers. “We are developing the tools to create a deeper understanding of life’s evolutionary history,” she said.  LEARN MORE

Upcoming Workshops and Events

  • SECS Research Expo - Fri, October 19
    • The School of Engineering and Computer Science faculty and students will showcase their research capabilities in the following areas: data analytics and cybersecurity, autonomous systems and technology, power and energy, and advanced manufacturing.
    • Learn more at

  • OU's Center for Data Science and Big Data Analytics Conference - Fri, Oct 19 & Sat, Oct 20
    • Analytics in Sciences & SAS Workshop - Free and open to public on Oct 19, OU only on Oct 20. Registration required by Mon Oct 8. Visit for more information and to register:
    • Hosted by the cross-disciplinary team comprised of Fabia U. Battistuzzi, Subramaniam Ganesan, Ravindra Khattree, Vijayan Sugumaran, Randy Westrick.

  • Success with NSF Workshop - Fri, Oct 26
    • Fri, Oct 26 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. in Lake Huron Room, Oakland Center
    • Learn about the structure and operations of the National Science Foundation (NSF), how to interact with NSF Program Officers, and the keys to NSF proposal success. Led by Research Development Officers Michael Spires and Lori Simoes. Open to all faculty. 
    • RSVP to Leanne DeVreugd.

  • Soundings Series with David Dulio - Mon, Nov 12
    • Mon, Nov 12 from 3 - 4:30 p.m. in Ballroom C, Oakland Center (new location!)
    • Find out more on the Soundings Series website.

  • Success with NSF Workshop - Fri, Nov 30 (new date!)
    • Fri, Nov 30 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. in Lake Huron Room, Oakland Center
    • Learn about the structure and operations of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), how to interact with NIH Program Officers, and the keys to NIH proposal success. Led by Research Development Officer Michael Spires. Open to all faculty. 
    • RSVP to Leanne DeVreugd.

Oakland University is a member of the  Michigan Corporate Relations Network (MCRN), a statewide university network designed to create partnerships that will connect Michigan's corporations to critical university assets to help promote innovative research and grow Michigan's economy. 

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