The mission of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) at Sam Houston State University is to promote all aspects of research and other creative endeavors.
ORSP under the direction of Dr. Jerry Cook, Associate Vice President, provides expertise and guidance to faculty, staff, and students by assisting with the following:
Committees Overseen by ORSP
This 21-member committee reviews proposed research to ensure that the proposed project follows federal guidelines and the accepted ethical principles meet that goal.
This 6-member committee was established to oversee and evaluate all aspects of SHSU's care and use of laboratory animals for research or instructional purposes.
Faculty Research Council
This 9-member committee, which is chaired by the Associate Vice President for Research and Sponsored Programs, supervises the following:
- Disbursement of state research enhancement funds to support research conducted by SHSU faculty
- Formulation of guidelines and the coordination, organization, and active encouragement of faculty research using these state funds
This 4-member committee, which is chaired by the Director for Technology Development, reviews Technology Disclosures submitted by Faculty, Staff, and Students. Recommendations regarding ownership, patentability or other feasible methods of protection and commercial potential are made. Based on ownership and appropriate actions to maximize value for the University, Inventors and the Community.
This 4-member committee, which is chaired by the Department of Biological Sciences safety officer, was established to provide approvals and oversight of any research that may include any form of biohazard.