The Office of the Chief Research Officer (OCRO) aims to provide the AUS community a customer-service approach of professional administrative expertise, to support responsible management of research and scholarly work through both responsive and transparent communication.
All research grants, agreements or contracts are legally binding documents to the terms and conditions described therein. Therefore, all policies and regulations of AUS must be followed when preparing, accepting, signing and executing any such legal documents.
All proposals and awards/contracts—whether new or continuing—must be processed through the OCRO for formal university approval and signature prior to submission to external sponsors. OCRO serves as the administrative voice in the negotiation and acceptance of grants and award modifications.