SMU Research

SMU Research
Please note:Office of Research (OR) personnel are working both from home and in-person at this time. All normal business operations are still in place. Members of OR can be reached via email, phone, or videoconferencing. All contact information can be found in the Office Directory.

Research Services

We provide research services to all faculty and staff at the university. Learn more about the role of our office and meet the AVP for Research.

Research Services Workflow

Sponsored Projects

Learn about the Project Life Cycle at SMU.

Our office facilitates pre-award proposal preparation and submission, accepts awards on behalf of the University, and negotiates award changes. Post-award accounting is handled by the Office of Grant and Contract Accounting.

SMU, Dedman School of Humanities, Biology, Bauer, Johannes, PhD, Dedman Science Building, lab. 220

Research Compliance

Understand your role in SMU's culture of research compliance.

We provide oversight of all human, animal, and biohazardous research as well as export control and financial conflict of interest.


Contract Management

Develop extramural collaborations.

We partner with the Office of Legal Affairs to negotiate and approve contracts for research support, tech transfer and agreements between SMU, other institutions, and industry.

SMU, Simmons School of Education, Locomotor Performance Lab, 5538 Dyer Street, Weyand, Peter, PBS, NOVA, Pogue, David

Technology Management

Protect and commercialize your ideas.

Our office is responsible for the management of University intellectual property. We provide a point of contact for those seeking information regarding commercialization efforts and entrepreneurial partnerships.