Office of Research and the Research Foundation Records
Scope and Contents
The collection contains records of the Office of Research and the Research Foundation. Included in the collection are final reports of funded grants, correspondence, newsletters, and various other publications. Within each series, material is arranged in chronological and then alphabetical order.
- Old Dominion University. Office of Research (Organization)
2.40 Linear Feet
Conditions Governing Access
Open to researchers without restrictions.
Conditions Governing Use
Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from Special Collections and University Archives, and the holder of the copyright, if not Old Dominion University Libraries.
Biographical or Historical Information
The Office of Research and Grant Administration was incorporated in 1967 to coordinate all matters concerning research at Old Dominion University. Grant administration became the exclusive business of the Research Administration Office’s Foundation. These partner groups oversee grant supported work and document research performed by campus faculty, students, and staff. The first official director of the office was Clifford L. Adams who made it into the principal engine for the development of funded research at the college. The name of the office changed several times since its creation, becoming the Office of Research and Development, the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, and then Office of Research and Graduate Studies. In 2003 this office split into the Office of Research (with Robert L. Ash as the Interim Vice President) and a separate Office of Graduate Studies (with Philip J. Langlais as Associate Vice President).
Today the Office of Research is led by Mohammad A. Karim and oversees the university's legal, ethical and safety standards and regulations relating to research. The Old Dominion University Research Foundation, while it acts as a separate entity to provide administrative, fiscal and support services, coordinates its efforts directly with the Office of Research to ensure Old Dominion researchers are given every available resource during the course of their work.
Note written by Mel Frizzell
Language of Materials
The Office of Research and the Research Foundation papers document the functioning of the Office of Research and the Research Foundation. Contents range in date from 1965 to 2010 and include final reports of funded grants, correspondence, newsletters, and various other publications.
The collection is organized into five series: Series I: Reports Concerning Projects Funded or Administered by Office of Research; Series II: Research Foundation Booklets; Series III: Final Grant Reports Submitted to Research and Development Office; Printed Material; and Series V: Annual Reports.
Source of Acquisition
Old Dominion University Office of Research
Method of Acquisition
The collection was processed and frinding aid created by Mel Frizzell, Special Collections Assistant, in 2010.
- A Guide to the Office of Research and the Research Foundation Records
- Mel Frizzell
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.