Faculty Research Resources

Researchers at Mason work in a culture and environment that’s designed to inspire discovery. With our support, your work will have a global impact.

We want you to resolve the most important issues in your field of study, and we provide the comprehensive support you need to make transformational breakthroughs.

The university also understands the value of multidisciplinary collaboration. Working among creative colleagues can inspire new ideas and new ways of looking at problems. We encourage researchers of all disciplines to participate in such projects.

Find the Resources You Need

University researchers have access to modern facilities and labs, help with funding, and administrative support.

Research and Innovation Initiatives 

RII supports, connects, communicates about, and convenes researchers internally and with external partners. Find research development, institutes, centers and research support resources.

Office of Research Integrity and Assurance

ORIA's mission is to nurture and promote state-of-the-art research, scholarship and creative work at Mason, providing resources that promote the ethical and responsible conduct of research.

Office of Sponsored Programs

OSP supports external funding for research, provides guidance on budget proposals, and reviews cost-sharing agreements and contracts. The office also reviews and negotiates contracts and coordinates cost-sharing efforts.

Office of Research Computing

ORC supports on-campus research computing resources, grid and cloud computing, and research computing support services. Researchers have access to the Argo cluster for large-scale computational needs and use of XSEDE (Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment), which provides access to supercomputers.

Environmental Health and Safety

EHS collaborates with Mason researchers to maintain a safe working and learning environment. The office provides: training; emergency preparedness; biological, chemical, and radioactive waste management; and occupational health- and safety-monitoring services.

Office of Technology Transfer

OTT helps faculty researchers bring innovations and discoveries to the marketplace.​ The office manages the protection, marketing, and commercialization of intellectual property developed at Mason, as well as copyrights and nonpatentable intellectual property, such as software.​ OTT also offers help and information on patents.

Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

OEI, in coordination with the Office of Technology Transfer, provide resources for faculty researchers to develop research results into a market-ready venture. Our start-up experts can help take your ideas from inspiration to reality.

Mason Enterprise Center

These facilities provide programs, services, and resources for entrepreneurs of all experience levels. They focus on small business services, incubation and acceleration, government contracting, international business, entrepreneurship, technology ventures, and telework initiatives.


University Libraries Research Services provide support by locating and supplying resources, giving guidance on copyright issues, and aiding with publishing and archiving.