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Partnerships and Economic Development

The Office of Partnerships and Economic Development develops and grows university, industry and government partnerships for economic and societal benefit by making the process of doing business with NC State as easy and productive as possible. The department also supports economic development efforts of the state of North Carolina and the Triangle region by actively recruiting companies with high-paying jobs.

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Research and Innovation

Partnerships Overview

Research universities are a rich source of talent and R&D resources, but navigating through them to forge a university-industry partnership can be complex. The Office of Partnerships and Economic Development at NC State helps organizations save time and money by providing expert assistance and strategic connections.

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Research and Innovation

Patents and Trademarks

The NCSU Libraries is a United States Patent and Trademark Office-designated Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC). We offer access to several patent-searching databases, and can provide general guidance on searching patents and trademarks.

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Libraries

Postdoctoral Affairs at NC State

NC State’s Office of Postdoctoral Affairs serves as a clearinghouse for information related to postdoctoral appointments and provides programs, resources and support to postdocs. NC State provides an array of resources for postdoctoral scholars to prepare them for a successful transition to the university community and a career beyond their postdoctoral appointments.

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The Graduate School

Pre-Award System (PINS)

The Project Information and Navigation System (PINS) resources available include help with NIH progress reports, document upload, adding a new investigator to PINS, browser information and other tips, a restricted sponsor list, export controls pertaining to sponsors and subrecipients, and commonly-asked questions.

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Research and Innovation

Property Disposition

There have been changes to PRR’s and clarifications of the university property disposition process for any type of University owned/controlled property (capital, non-capital, supplies, etc). Related links point to the updated disposition process document and the updated Policy statements located on the NC State University PRR website. These documents provide uniform guidance that should be followed by all faculty and staff. The updated policy supersedes all prior policies or procedures.

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Materials Management

Protect Your Invention

Learn more about submitting an invention, software, copyright, tangible research material or plant disclosure. An Innovator's Portal helps you file an invention disclosure to help the Office of Research Commercialization evaluate the research and its potential for commercialization. An Inventor's Guide answers FAQs posed to the office, and policies and forms guide you through the commercialization process.

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Research and Innovation

Radiation Safety

Radiation Safety assists the campus community with radiation related programs. Staff provide training and consultations, conduct routine safety inspections in laboratories, assist researchers with the acquisition and disposal of radioactive materials and radiation-producing devices and maintains radiation emergency response capabilities.

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Environmental Health and Public Safety