Research Development & Learning


The Office of Research Development and Learning (RD & L) is dedicated to proactively catalyzing activities that will grow the USA research enterprise including identification and targeting of funding opportunities, nurturing collaborative relationships and assisting in competitive application development.

Research Development activities span a broad spectrum. At the USA, RD & L is a committed, positive change - agent, capacity - builder and ambassador in the following areas:

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Breaking Announcements

The ORED will host Dr. Scott Moore, Acting Deputy Director, NIH Office of Research Integrity and Dr. Jim Kroll, Director, NSF Research Integrity and Administrative Investigations on Thursday September 29 - Friday September 30, 2016.

Opportunities to hear Drs. Moore and Kroll speak on compliance issues relevant to each agency are numerous and detailed in the attached agenda.  Please plan to attend a session and take a minute to meet these distinguished visitors.  

Dr. Scott Moore's Bio

Dr. Jim Kroll's Bio

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Alison Robertson, Asst. Professor, Dept. of Marine Sciences has been selected as the institutional nominee for the 2017 NSF Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) Submission. The ORED thanks all of the applicants and reviewers for their time and participation.