The Office of Research, Innovation & Commercialization (ORIC), is a central resource at ITU that supports the research community in its efforts to secure external funding by providing high quality administrative and financial services to ensure proper stewardship of those funds. ORIC aims to be comprehensive in its scope and mission, handling both pre award and post award services. The Office has primary responsibility for assuring ITU’s compliance with the regulations of a range of funding agencies, for negotiating ITU’s indirect cost rate, and monitoring college-wide implications of these negotiations on a regular basis. This support extends from a proposal’s conception through to the completion of a sponsored project award.