Research Partnerships

Michigan Tech establishes partnerships with external organizations to create mutually beneficial connections between research, researchers, policy, funding, and more. Below are our main research-related partnerships.  

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Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)

Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) provides innovative scientific and technical solutions for the U.S. Department of Energy and other federal agencies to advance national priorities in science, health and education. We do this through our specialized teams of experts and a consortium of more than 145 universities.

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University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)

UCAR manages the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) on behalf of the National Science Foundation. 

UCAR accelerates scientific discoveries at NCAR and our member colleges and universities and then amplifies their impact. We do that by partnering with universities; fostering public, private, and academic partnerships; advocating for the value of our science; and by providing the researchers at NCAR and our community programs with the critical services — from contracts to training — they need to do their best work.

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Council on Governmental Relations (COGR)

COGR is an association of leading research universities, affiliated medical centers, and independent research institutes. We are the national authorities on the financial and regulatory infrastructure, and the corresponding compliance requirements associated with managing federal research grants and contracts within research institutions. We provide information, analyses, advice, policy perspective, and historical context to our members in the areas of research administration and compliance, financial oversight, and intellectual property. COGR communicates the viewpoint and concerns of its members and fosters productive relationships between the research community and federal policymakers, advocating for innovation and change that avoid unnecessary regulatory burden.