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Offices & Resources

Our labs, centers and institutes include faculty and undergraduate and graduate students from all across the university dedicated to the very highest research standards. Our research-oriented education is supported by our many libraries and databases. We also support research activities by offering numerous programs and services, including an Office of Sponsored Programs, which helps faculty members apply for grants.

Services also include our Georgetown Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (GUROP), which offers motivated undergraduates the opportunity to work with faculty on their research projects.

The Special Collections Research Center

The Special Collections Research Center, located on the fifth floor of Lauinger Library, provides students, faculty, and researchers access to primary source materials. The Collection includes the University Archives, the University Art Collection and extensive collections of manuscripts and rare books. Learn More

Center for News Designs and Learning (CNDLS)

CNDLS is home to the scholarship of teaching and learning at Georgetown. Staff members, in addition to faculty and graduate student affiliates, are engaged in advanced research on teaching practices, assessment techniques, instructional design, student learning and technologies to enhance the latest educational environments. Whether it's rethinking course design, assessing curriculum, or creating a dynamic digital archive, CNDLS works to align teaching practices with student learning. Learn More

Clinical Trials Office

Georgetown University's Clinical Trials Office provides services to researchers assisting with study start-up and administration; patients and the general public, providing up-to-date information about ongoing clinical studies at Georgetown University Medical Center; and sponsors, helping them identify Georgetown investigators for participation in their research. Learn More

Fellowship Office

The Office of the Fellowship Secretary assists students in applying for competitive fellowships, such as the Rhodes, Marshall, Truman and Mitchell. These fellowships are given to individuals with extraordinary achievement, intense passion and deep intellectual curiosity. The office assists students in realizing the direction best suited to their individual passions and talents, and helps them learn how best to convey these interests to others. Learn More

Georgetown Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (GUROP)

GUROP offers motivated students the opportunity to learn the discipline and experience the rewards of scholarly research by working with faculty on their research projects. Students spend a minimum of 60 hours per semester/summer working with a faculty mentor on that faculty member's research. Learn More

Graduate Student Research

The Graduate School is responsible for approving all extramural grant applications from the Main Campus. The school offers numerous resources to graduate students and faculty seeking external grants and works closely with the Office of Sponsored Programs to provide additional information and support. Learn More

Institutional Review Board

The Institutional Review Board's (IRB) safeguards the rights and welfare of all human subjects who participate in research projects conducted by Georgetown. In compliance with Federal law and institutional policy, all research projects involving human subjects or human material must be reviewed and approved by the IRB. All biomedical, social and behavioral research projects conducted by the faculty, the staff and students of the University are subject to the Policies and Procedures of the Institutional Review Board. Learn More

Library Research Help

Lauinger Library offers 24/7 reference services to help students and faculty with their research. By providing preeminent services, collections and spaces, the library shapes the creation of knowledge, conserves culture for posterity and transforms learning and research. Learn More

Office of Assessment and Decision Support

The mission of the Office of Assessment and Decision Support (OADS) is to provide University decision-makers with data and analytical reports designed to improve the quality of University planning and the achievement of University goals and objectives. Learn More

Office of Regulatory Affairs

The Office of Regulatory Affairs, working in cooperation with the University community, facilitates research integrity in the design, conduct, review and reporting of research, and promotes adherence to applicable laws, regulations, and professional and ethical standards. Learn More

Office of Sponsored Accounting

The Office of Sponsored Accounting is responsible for monitoring and executing the post-award administration of sponsored activity for the University.  Learn More

Office of Sponsored Programs

The mission of the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) is to provide service to faculty in their pursuit and management of sponsored activities. The office assists faculty members with the entire proposal and award cycle – from identifying funding sources to reviewing grant proposals, negotiating incoming awards, issuing resulting sub-award and vendor agreements, and verifying the submission of final technical reports when the grant period is completed. Learn More

Office of Sponsored Research, Medical Center

The Office of Sponsored Research provides pre and post award support to the Georgetown University Medical Center. Learn More

Office of Technology Commercialization

The duties of the Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) include management of Georgetown invention disclosures, patenting and licensing activities, oversight of material transfer agreements and confidentiality agreements and engagement of Georgetown in the founding and growth of local businesses. Learn More

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