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Office of Research & Sponsored Programs


Coronavirus (COVid-19) Update:


As the City and County of Denver continues to monitor the positive COVID-19 cases, Senior Vice Provost for Research & Graduate Education Corinne Lengsfeld is recommending a continuation of the pause in human subjects research, which will allow for a safer campus community for our faculty, staff, and students.

This temporary two-week pause in research began Monday, October 26, and does not currently have an end date.

During this pause in research, investigators and clinicians are being asked to postpone any research activities or clinic appointments that require an unaffiliated participant or client (all non-essential external individuals who do not have a DU ID #) to physically come to the DU campus. For faculty and student research investigators, there may be situations where the research must continue. For clinicians who have appointments with clients and cannot or should not postpone the appointment, a waiver can be issued if the situation or circumstances meet the criteria for an appeal.

More information can be found in the letter from Senior Vice Provost for Research & Graduate Education Corinne Lengsfeld.

Update 11/9/2020 - Upcoming Research Town Halls

Please join Senior Vice Provost for Research & Graduate Education Corinne Lengsfeld and the entire ORSP team each month for an update to research at the University of Denver. Dates (and corresponding recordings) can be found below. A calendar invitation will be sent to the PI listserv two weeks prior to each town hall. If you would like to receive these communications and are not on the listserv or unsure, please send a request to

WED 12/09 from 12:00-1:00
WED 01/13 from 12:00-1:00
WED 02/17 from 12:00-1:00
WED 03/31 from 12:00-1:00
WED 04/28 from 12:00-1:00
WED 06/02 from 12:00-1:00

THURS 11/5 Recording (view here)

Additional resources

For additional resources please reference the COGR website FAQs here. These FAQs were created to provide guidance on a variety of issues relating to the administration of federal awards that are arising due to the continually evolving situation around the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes a matrix on how all federal agencies are handling the COVID-19 situation.

As the situation continues to evolve and additional agency guidance becomes available, COGR will update this document accordingly with a date and version number. The latest version of this document will be located on the COGR website.

In addition, COGR continues to update their web page on Institutional and Agency Responses to COVID-19 and Additional Resources. 


The Proposal Tracking, Award Tracking, Standard Reporting and SPIN modules are now open to our full research community! For more information, click here.

Sponsored Programs

Sponsored Programs

Sponsored Programs is committed to providing the financial and regulatory stewardship required in today's research climate. Understanding the lifecycle of a grant can be confusing, which is why the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs (ORSP) has developed a grant lifecycle approach to help faculty, staff, and students better manage their proposals and awards. This management approach allows departments to better understand all stages of a grant.

Navigate through the following links to find out more about all aspects of The Grant Lifecycle.

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To access Grants and Contracts forms, please navigate here.

research integrity and education

Research Integrity and Education

The Office of Research Integrity & Education (ORIE) provides services that support the efforts of the DU research community in their research endeavors to ensure active adherence to the ethical principles and professional standards essential for the responsible practice of research.

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Export Control

Export Control

The University of Denver Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is committed to adhering to all applicable export control laws and regulations that pertain to the conduct and dissemination of research. Although most of the research conducted at DU is exempt from export control regulations, we still commit to comply with the regulations.

  • Do you work with foreign nationals or foreign entities?
  • Do you have publication restrictions or limitations?
  • Do you travel internationally?

If you answered 'yes' to any of the questions above, please contact Jerry Mauck immediately and navigate to our Export Control section to find out more information regarding your next steps.

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Intellectual Property and technology transfer

Intellectual Property & Technology Transfer 

Our mission is to facilitate and celebrate innovation within the University community for the purpose of enhancing the University's reputation and visibility. Whenever possible, we will contribute to the public good through economic development.

For more information about the Office of Intellectual Property & Technology Transfer, please visit us at