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Mission of the Office for Research Information Systems
The mission of the Office for Research Information Systems (ORIS) is to provide leadership and strategic direction in the design, creation and deployment of technical solutions to address cross-functional business issues for the University's research enterprise. ORIS will champion the application of IS solutions and technologies to the Northwestern research enterprise. ORIS will advise the Vice President for Research on the impact of novel, developing, and mature applications of IT solutions as they relate to research at Northwestern. ORIS will support the technical mission of the Office for Research and will communicate this mission to the University community. ORIS will identify technical solutions to streamline business processes, improve efficiency and simplify the administrative process for faculty and staff users. The ORIS will build and maintain strategic partnerships with faculty and staff members to ensure smooth internal implementations and transitions. ORIS will utilize IT technical experts within research to support new initiatives and to provide on-going support and training to its constituents. ORIS will work closely with Central Information Technology (NUIT) to ensure that Office for Research systems are well integrated with the University-wide information technology systems and that the greater University technology needs are considered. ORIS will provide oversight of the Office for Research's hardware and software acquisition program to ensure that purchases are made in the most cost-effective manner. ORIS will oversee the development and delivery of technical training programs for all users of research administrative and business systems.
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The Office for Research promotes, facilitates and enhances research at Northwestern University.
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