About the Office of Research

The Office of Research is committed to supporting and growing nationally and internationally relevant programs of basic and applied research, scholarship, and creative inquiry.


The Office of Research supports USU’s mission by facilitating a culture of excellence in research, scholarship and creative activity of faculty and students through operational, training, funding, outreach and compliance support.


  Efficient and responsible use of resources
We are careful stewards of our finances, personnel, time, and authority.

We develop initiatives, support, resources, and strategies that are of the highest quality.

Human Focus
We care about people, and we facilitate respect, collegiality, morale, mentorship, and professional growth.

We make decisions with openness and honesty. We promote responsible, safe, ethical, and correct research that is in line with compliance best practices.

We commit to creating space for diverse perspectives from different disciplines, career levels, and life experiences. We strive to ensure that all members of our campus community have a voice and are supported and valued.

We take a proactive and forward-thinking approach to our operations and initiatives. We seek for strategic and innovative solutions.

We value balanced and collaborative relationships in all our dealings and operations. We commit to listening and creating two-way dialog.

We commit to open and timely communication of our decisions, processes, budget, expectations of compliance, and operational guidelines.


Strategic Goals

Goal 1
Increase quality, capacity, and productivity of USU research programs.

Goal 2
Champion a culture of safety, compliance and integrity.

Goal 3
Enhance USU student research experience.

Goal 4
Connect USU research to the public.