Fact Sheets

Division of Research

Division of Research

The Division of Research is committed to a truly comprehensive university where students, researchers, and inventors bring scholarship and innovation to bear for the benefit of the community, the state, and the nation.

Research Is At Our Core

Texas A&M University’s standing today—as one of the largest research universities in the United States—is testament to more than 125 years of visionary planning and strategic investment.

Research@Texas A&M

Articles, photos, and videos about research projects from across The Texas A&M University System—on a single website.

Research Support

Research Development Services

Research Development Services (RDS) assists the Texas A&M research community with professional development workshops and seminars, research proposal development, and other research support services.

Sponsored Research Services (SRS)

Sponsored Research Services (SRS) was established September 1, 2011, to provide research administration services to the Texas A&M University System members headquartered in Brazos County, as well as the Texas A&M Galveston and Texas A&M Qatar campuses. In addition, SRS supports pre-award and/or post-award services for some of the System’s regional campuses.


Research Compliance and Biosafety

The Division of Research is committed to promoting and ensuring the highest standards of research integrity in proposing, conducting, and reporting research. Through its various programs, the Division provides information and guidance in areas such as biosafety, animal use and care, human research protection, conflict of interest, biosafety occupational health, export controls, research misconduct, and responsible conduct in research.

Rabies Awareness

Rabies is a deadly disease caused by a virus that attacks the central nervous system. Infection causes an acute, progressive encephalomyelitis that is almost always fatal.

Bat Awareness

Bats control insect populations around the world, but may also carry diseases that can affect humans and other animals. The Offices of Biosafety have developed a set of rules on interacting with bats in the environment.

Zika Virus

Zika virus is a flavivirus transmitted by the Aedes spp. mosquito. The same genus of mosquitoes also transmits other viral diseases, including dengue fever, chikungunya, West Nile, and yellow fever.

Research Security and Export Controls

The Division of Research is committed to promoting and ensuring the highest standards of research integrity in proposing, conducting, and reporting research. Through its various programs, the Division provides information and guidance in areas such as export controls, conflicts of interest/commitment, visiting scholars, and responsible conduct of research.

Research Misconduct

Texas A&M University is committed to promoting and ensuring the highest standards of research integrity. Misconduct in research is defined as the fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in proposing, performing, reviewing, or reporting research. It does not include honest error or honest differences in interpretations or judgments of data, nor does it include other forms of misconduct, such as sexual or other forms of harassment, misuse of funds, gross negligence in a person’s professional activities, etc.

Authorship Guidelines

Designated authorship allows others to assess the relative input of each author to the impact of an intellectual endeavor, including original scientific research; words and images; and works of art, music or dance. 


Attending Veterinarian at Texas A&M

The Attending Veterinarian (AV) is responsible for the health and well-being of all animals used for research, teaching, and testing at Texas A&M University.

Comparative Medicine Program

The Comparative Medicine Program (CMP) enhances excellence in research and teaching at Texas A&M through high quality animal care at an affordable cost to the faculty, consistent with the standards established by the “Guide for the Care & Use of Laboratory Animals” and all pertinent local, state, and federal laws.

Centers, Institutes, Facilities in Division

Bioscience Business Accelerator

If you represent an emerging life science technology company, this is your opportunity to collaborate with a top-tier research university and establish your presence on campus, in our dedicated Business Accelerator space.

Texas A&M Global Health Research Complex

The Texas A&M Global Health Research Complex (TAMGHRC) is a state-of-the-art, nationally distinct research facility and core laboratory serving as a system-wide resource to combat emerging infectious disease threats.

Hagler Institute for Advanced Study at Texas A&M University

The Hagler Institute brings world-class scholars—Faculty Fellows—to take residence at Texas A&M University for up to twelve months. These scholars collaborate with A&M faculty and graduate students to solve some of the world’s toughest problems. Their presentations inspire undergraduate students and help demonstrate what is possible to achieve.

High Performance Research Computing

HPRC is a dedicated computing resource used for cutting-edge, collaborative and transformative research and discovery at Texas A&M University.

Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building (ILSB)

The Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building (ILSB) was designed for research investigation in many different areas of interest in the life sciences.

Microscopy and Imaging Center

The Microscopy and Imaging Center (MIC) supports research and education by providing current and cutting-edge technologies in microscopy and related imaging for the life and physical sciences on the Texas A&M University campus and beyond.

Texas A&M Institute of Data Science

The Texas A&M Institute of Data Science (TAMIDS) pursues new approaches to data science research, education, operations and partnerships. These approaches cross college boundaries to connect elements of data science from engineering, technology, science and the humanities and inform wider social challenges.

Texas A&M Energy Institute

The Texas A&M Energy Institute pursues and supports new approaches for multi-disciplinary energy research, education, and external partnerships. These approaches cross departmental and college boundaries and address all facets of the energy landscape that naturally connect engineering, sciences, technologies, economics, law, and policy decisions.

Texas A&M Institute for Genome Sciences and Society

An innovative program that has the potential to vastly improve the lives of humans and animals and to advance agricultural productivity by leveraging one of Texas A&M’s strengths: collaboration by outstanding faculty, students and staff from several disciplines to address real-world issues.

Research Community

Council of Principal Investigators

The Council of Principal Investigators (CPI) is composed of principal investigators (PIs) that are members of the Texas A&M research community. The CPI is committed to the continued improvement of the research environment for students, faculty and staff. Specifically, the CPI and the PIs it represents endeavor to work with administration to provide an effective and efficient research organization to achieve the goal of being

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

The Texas A&M Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) serves and advocates for postdoctoral researchers and the faculty who train them at Texas A&M University. The university trains more than 500 postdoctoral scholars who are performing research in diverse fields ranging from engineering to medicine to humanities.