The Georgia Tech Research Corporation (GTRC) is a Georgia not-for-profit corporation that works on behalf of all academic departments and all other non-GTRI Georgia Tech units, and it serves as the contracting agency for sponsored research projects performed by the Georgia Institute of Technology (GIT). GTRC also provides administrative and financial support for Georgia Tech. GTRC is a 501(c)3 corporation. GTRC utilizes the cost principles defined in OMB Circular A-21. GTRC owns all intellectual property that arises from research and other scholarly activity conducted by Georgia Tech (including the Georgia Tech Research Institute). The Office of Industry Engagement of GTRC administers invention disclosures, patents, copyrights, and licenses for both GTRC and Georgia Tech Applied Research Corporation (GTARC). GTRC is the Institute’s Awardee Name or Applicant's Name. All grants and contracts are submitted through the Georgia Tech Research Corp. Therefore, awards will be accepted by GTRC and subsequently subcontracted to GIT for the project performance.
The Georgia Tech Applied Research Corporation (GTARC) is a wholly controlled not-for-profit subsidiary of GTRC that was established to serve as the contracting agency for work performed by the Georgia Tech Research Institute. GTARC is a 501(c)3 corporation. GTARC operates in accordance with the commercial cost principles defined in the Federal Acquisition Regulation, Subpart 31.2. The Office of Sponsored Programs at Georgia Tech negotiates and administers research grants and contracts for both GTRC and GTARC. The Office of Contract Administration and the Office of Industrial Contracting are divisions within the Office of Sponsored Programs.
The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is a major research unit at the Georgia Institute of Technology and is chartered by the Georgia legislature. GTRI is an integral part of Georgia Tech, and its activities are coordinated with the research conducted by the academic colleges and interdisciplinary centers through the Institute’s Vice Provost for Research. It performs investigations in engineering, computer science technology, and economic development for a diverse set of sponsors, including federal, state, and local governmental agencies; industrial firms; and private organizations.
Part of the Georgia Tech Research Corporation (GTRC), the Office of Industry Engagement promotes partnerships with industry, government, and nonprofits through sponsored research, international research, licensing, and new venture agreements. The office is responsible for the protection, licensing, and management of Georgia Tech’s intellectual property portfolio.
The Office of Research Integrity Assurance promotes the responsible conduct of research and manages regulatory requirements for human subjects, the use of animal models, the application of export controls, compliance with the conflicts of interest policy, and administration of recombinant DNA regulations.
The Conflict of Interest Management Office manages conflict of interest issues that may arise from institutional, faculty, and staff relationships with external organizations. The COI Office works to resolve any conflicts of interest, ensures timely and effective reporting as required by federal regulations and university policies, and offers compliance training.