To achieve our mission, we have strategically organized a diverse array of programs into two sectors: Research and Innovation, and Centers and Institutes. These two sectors provide the knowledge and expertise to enhance the focus areas of the JMU Research Agenda: Health and Life Sciences – Biotechnology; Homeland Security – Critical Infrastructure Protection; Emerging Areas; Education Reform in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math; Accountability and Outcomes Assessment; Alternative Energy – Environmental Science; Nanotechnology – Materials Science.


ORS Organizational Chart

Research Agenda

ORS Sectors

Research and Innovation

ORS spearheads university-wide strategic initiatives and facilitates externally sponsored research, service and scholarship activities, and enables investigators to connect with industry while protecting Intellectual Property.

Research Development
Research Integrity
Sponsored Program Administration and Accounting
Technology Transfer

Centers and Institutes

ORS leads premier multi-disciplinary centers that address the most pressing challenges facing the global community, from post-conflict stabilization and recovery, to renewable energy and security programs, to K-12 outreach in STEM education.

Center for International Stabilization and Recovery

Institute for Energy and Environmental Research

Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance

Institute for National Security Analysis

Virginia Clean Cities