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Research & Economic Development ORED Offices Make a Gift

About ORED

Pursuing discovery and dissemination of knowledge through research, creative scholarship and technology transfer that impacts our students, our state, the nation, and the world.

ORED Offices

The Office for Research & Economic Development oversees a variety of interdisciplinary units that collaborate with faculty, staff, students and external partners to catalyze, support and safeguard research and scholarship activity.

Facts & Figures



The University of Alabama Office for Research & Economic Development launched a five-year strategic plan to help facilitate growth and impact of the research enterprise on campus.

graphic of strategic plan booklet

In 2019, the Office for Research & Economic Development announced its five-year strategic plan. The plan centers on growing and developing faculty; involving students in research; enhancing the role and impact of the Alabama Research Institutes; investing in transformative initiatives; and engaging with industry. ORED has since published its Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, and Year 4 Annual Reports, detailing progress made in achieving its goals.


Research across 13 different colleges and schools.