REDE Mission

The Office of Research, Economic Development and Engagement is a service organization focused on advancing impactful research across the university, growing the economy throughout our region and engaging with partners around the globe to support this mission.

Roles and Responsibilities

As a service organization at ECU, REDE will:

  • Foster success of faculty research, scholarship and creative activity consistent with ECU’s strategic goals.
  • Facilitate efforts at the intersection of research, economic development, engagement and public service that seek to address ECU’s mission.
  • Provide institutional resources to support new and existing research and engagement endeavors.
  • Lead the strategic planning for research, economic development and engagement.
  • Administer sponsored research and research compliance.
  • Link external partners with expertise and programs within the university.
  • Bring faculty, students and programs from across the institution together to solve compelling problems.
  • Approve all proposals for extramural funding.
  • Negotiate grants, contracts, and Memoranda of Understanding for grant-funded activities.
  • Promote the ethical conduct of research and oversees compliance activities at ECU.
  • Promote economic engagement by partnering with regional businesses for mutual benefit.
  • Assist in technology transfer of new intellectual property by ECU faculty and staff.
  • Provide support and guidance for community engaged scholarship.
  • Lead the institution in providing public service to the community.
  • Work closely with the provost, vice chancellor of academic affairs and the vice chancellor for health sciences to coordinate the effective use of available resources to support the above.

Learn about the university’s elective
Carnegie Foundation Classification for Community Engagement.