The division of research administration at UiB provides advise, support and services regarding research and research education, contract negotiations, external funding, international cooperation, innovation, commercialization and IPR issues. The division prepares policy documents for the University Board and the University Research Committee. It works closely with the leadership (University director, rector, faculty deans, department leaders) and the administrations at the central, faculty and department levels. It reports directly to the University Director.
The division is also liaison to national and international councils, funding agencies (EU framework programmes, Research Council of Norway, BFS, etc) and national and international partners. The division also administers bilateral university cooperation agreements and participation in programmes, networks and organisations worldwide.