The University of Houston is a Carnegie designated Tier One public research institution pursuing an aggressive agenda to enhance and sustain its status as a premier research university. The UH Division of Research is the support system for the innovative work of our faculty, providing comprehensive resources and services for university research endeavors.


As research communicators, we are curious about the many issues faced by university research operations and the various approaches to addressing them.

We discovered that many of the challenges and opportunities we have at the University of Houston are experienced by research offices across the country.

So we decided to write about it.

We launched The Big Idea in hopes of sparking a conversation about the business of research.