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Supporting Research at CWRU

As one of the nation’s top universities in research expenditures, invention disclosures and licensing agreements, Case Western Reserve is home to faculty, staff, postdocs, students and interdisciplinary partners who are driven to make a difference in our world. The Office of Research and Technology Management (ORTM) exists to help them succeed throughout the research lifecycle.

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Our Structure

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Office of Research Administration

The research administration team is here to help with matters relating to research integrity and training, regulatory compliance, proposal submission, award negotiation and execution, and post award administration.

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Technology Transfer Office

The Technology Transfer Office (TTO) handles all licensing technologies, patents, disclosures, material transfer agreements, confidentiality agreements and more.

Our Facilities

From state-of-the-art laboratory spaces to dedicated research centers and beyond, Case Western Reserve is home to dozens of facilities that support research efforts in various schools and areas of study. 

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Key Institutes

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Institute for Smart, Secure and Connected Services (ISSACS)

The Industrial Internet of Things is here to stay, and ISSACS exists to seize the opportunities it provides to benefit Cleveland and Northeast Ohio.

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Institute for Functional Restoration (IFR)

Spinal cord injuries are devastating. That’s why the team in the Institute for Functional Restoration is on a mission to restore some of the functions lost when these injuries occur. 

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Human Fusions Institute (HFI)

From restoring the sensation of touch for individuals with prosthetic devices to transcending the physical limitations of space and geography, the Human Fusions team is redesigning the future.

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Interactive Commons

Established in 2014, the Interactive Commons at Case Western Reserve serves to connect interdisciplinary researchers from across campus and our region to facilitate advanced visualization using Microsoft HoloLens technology.