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Research Units

Research at Boise State University is managed through various research units. Use the Navigation Links to navigate to the research office that you need to work with. If you’re not sure which office you need, review the Research and Creative Activity Ecosystem.

Center for Research and Creative Activity (CRCA)


The Center for Research and Creative Activity connects researchers to responsive and integrative resources to advance research mobility, scholarship and creative activity.

CRCA Home Page

CRCA Staff Directory

Contact CRCA

Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP)


The Office of Sponsored Programs provides comprehensive support to researchers and management, facilitating successful external funding acquisition and ensuring compliance with funding regulations, thereby contributing to research and economic development endeavors.

OSP Home Page

OSP Staff Directory

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Office of Research Compliance (ORC)


The Office of Research Compliance ensures that faculty, staff, and students adhere to federal, state, and local laws and regulations, as well as sponsor requirements and University policies, to avoid penalties and maintain compliance in research activities.

ORC Home Page

ORC Staff Directory

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Office of Technology Transfer (OTT)


The Office of Technology Transfer plays a vital role in supporting research activities, fostering industry partnerships, commercializing intellectual property, and promoting innovation and economic development programs.

OTT Home Page

OTT Staff Directory

Contact OTT

Research Administrative Systems and Analytics (RASA)


Research Administration Systems and Analytics collaborate with offices across campus to implement and provide support for new research and creative activity infrastructure. This is a new unit in 2023-2024, more information is forthcoming.

About RASA

Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES)


The Center for Advanced Energy Studies is a research and education consortium between Boise State University, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho State University, the University of Idaho, and the University of Wyoming.

CAES Home Page

CAES Staff Directory

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Energy Policy Institute (EPI)


The Energy Policy Institute bridges engineering and economic understanding of energy systems with timely and applied socio-technical analysis, advising, collaborative engagement and training to advance policy-relevant decision-making on energy.

EPI Home Page

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Research Computing Support (RCS)


Research Computing Support empowers researchers by providing advanced computing infrastructure and technical expertise, fostering collaboration, and facilitating groundbreaking discoveries in support of research and economic development.

RCS Home Page

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Institute for Pervasive Cyber Security (IPC)


The Institute for Pervasive Cyber Security facilitates strategic partnerships with industry, higher education, business and government to improve cybersecurity for Idaho and the nation.

IPC Home Page

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COAS Research and Creative Activity (RCA) Hub


The College of Arts and Sciences (COAS) Research and Creative Activity (RCA) Hub promotes the healthy, meaningful, sustainable, and inclusive growth of research and creative activity by providing resources to faculty, postdocs, and graduate students that support scholarship. COAS RCA provides support to all faculty and staff within the COAS. They provide administrative support for extramural funds management, both on the front-end by assisting with proposal preparation and on the back-end by assisting with accounting, hiring, purchasing, and travel.

COAS RCA Home Page

Institutional Compliance and Ethics

The Office of Institutional Compliance and Ethics is responsible for coordinating compliance oversight, monitoring, and reporting at the institutional level. Although Institutional Compliance and Ethics coordinates compliance efforts campus-wide, departments and individuals with compliance responsibilities are subject-matter experts in their respective areas and should continue to be your first contact for specific compliance questions.

Institutional Compliance Home Page

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Compliance Contacts