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Office of Research

The Office of Research is part of the Division of Research and Innovation. Our office offers faculty and students a wide variety of services related to their research, scholarship, and creative activity (RSCA). We work in close partnership with the Research Foundation which offers support for extramurally funded RSCA through their Office of Sponsored Programs.

Beethoven Center

Organized Research and Training Units (Campus Centers and Institutes)

Organized research and training units (ORU/ORTU), also known as Campus Centers and Institutes, are established within the University to facilitate the conduct and dissemination of research, perform public services, and provide special training. They serve to fulfill the long-range needs and interests of the faculty and the university. San José State University has over 30 ORU/ORTU that partner industry with academic research to enhance technology, encourage the development of new products, and improve education.

Research Development

Research Development encompasses a set of strategic capacity-building activities designed to enhance faculty and administrators' ability to increase competitiveness and secure extramural RSCA funding. 

Sponsored Programs

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) provides pre- and post-award services and self-support program management services for SJSU’s sponsored programs and projects.

Research Compliance

A key goal of the Office of Research is to ensure that research, scholarship and creative activity (RSCA) at SJSU are conducted safely, ethically and legally.

A research team posing with solar panel and electronics

Research Foundation

As an integral part of the Division of Research and Innovation, the SJSU Research Foundation provides administrative and business support to the campus research enterprise.