Office of Scholarship & Sponsored Projects (OSSP)

The Office of Scholarship and Sponsored Projects (OSSP) supports Pacific University’s faculty, students, and staff in their endeavors to conduct scholarly work and to secure extramural funding for research and scholarly inquiry. This support allows Pacific’s community members to engage in discovery in all of its forms and to fulfill all aspects of the University’s mission.

OSSP is fully operational and staff are working remotely. Please direct inquiries to

COVID-19 Information

In-person human subjects research, occurring in the context of the COVID-19 epidemic and public health directives, requires additional approval by the Institutional Review Board. Additional requirements have been implemented to protect our participants, researchers, students, and the larger community from the risk of infection. Please see Pacific's IRB website for information and resources. To the extent possible, studies involving human subjects should be done remotely (e.g., online communications, online Qualtrics surveys, phone interviews), as approved by the IRB.

Research Options in the COVID-19 Era: Here is a list of suggestions for alternatives to in-person or lab-based research  to support faculty and student research, scholarship, and capstone opportunities. 

Research Resumption Planning Guide: The State of Oregon’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission and the Oregon Health Authority issued directions for the resumption of certain research activities at Oregon’s colleges and universities under current public health orders. Faculty, researchers, lab managers, and project staff may develop a plan for a staged return to research projects and labs as public health directives allow. 

This document provides guidance in developing a research resumption plan, as public health and university directives allow. Research resumption plans must clearly address multiple issues, including physical distancing, personal protection equipment (PPE) requirements, and cleaning and disinfecting protocols. Additional issues may also need to be included to protect the health and safety of faculty, students, staff, participants, and the Pacific community. (You can find a Word version of the planning questions here.) 



Contact Us

Ann Barr-Gillespie, PhD, DPT | Vice President, Academic Affairs and Provost

Jo Isgrigg, PhD | Director, Office of Scholarship & Sponsored Projects

Breanna Hugon, MA | Research Integrity and Compliance Officer

D. Chad Johnson, MPH | Area Health Education Center Regional Center Director 

Dianne Brown | Administrative Assistant

Research Integrity Officer (for Reporting Research Misconduct) |

Institutional Review Board |

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee |

Institutional Biosafety Committee |

Office of Scholarship and Sponsored Projects | 

Quick Links:

Link to Pacific University's Grants Management Policies and Procedures Manual (on Box)

IRBNet login webpage

CITI Training login webpage