To provide excellent support and a seamless administrative interface for Old Dominion University Research Foundation partners engaged in university-affiliated research and sponsored project activities while safeguarding the university with compliant best practices at federal, state, and local levels.


To serve as the role model among research universities, statewide, regionally, and nationally, in providing leadership and infrastructure that maximizes research and innovation growth for Old Dominion University’s research enterprise, while fostering a collaborative, proactive, and learning culture.

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STEM Takes Flight
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Graduate Student Preparing Samples for Cancer Immunology Studies
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Cubesat Constellation Deployment
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Bio Chem Lab
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Cubesat Constellation Proton Therapy
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Sampling Sediment in Sea Ice
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Philippines PIRE Project
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Dr Victoria Hill and her team installed two WARM buoys that measure light, temperature, and salinity under the ice.
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Research Portal (Authentication Required)

Old Dominion University Research Foundation’s web-based interface allows authorized users access to sponsored project, discretionary and other cost centers financial reports and information. The system provides a single location for payroll authorization requests and new reporting options for departments and colleges. System access is authenticated through a user’s MIDAS ID. Information access is based upon defined roles and provides for hierarchal reporting to Academic Units.


Research Foundation Proposals – preaward@odu.edu
Research Foundation Awards – rfawards@odu.edu
Research Foundation Invoices – rfinvoices@odu.edu
Research Foundation Travel & Reimbursements – rfreimburse@odu.edu
Research Foundation Timesheets – rftimesheets@odu.edu
Research Foundation Purchasing – rfpurchasing@odu.edu
Research Foundation Payroll – rfpayroll@odu.edu
Research Foundation HR – rfhr@odu.edu