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Office of Research and Creative Activities records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5429

Scope and Contents

Collection includes records of finances, committees, research contracts, and grant material from the Office of Research and Creative Activities (ORCA). Includes information on research activities by undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty members. Also includes information on the work of the institutional review board. Materials date from between 1980 and 1997.

Dates

  • 1980-1997

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Closed for 50 years from the date of creation of the records, and thereafter open to the public in accordance with the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Restriction Policy. Requests to access restricted materials in the University Archives should be submitted to the University Archivist.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Office of Research and Creative Activities records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

The Office of Research and Creative Activities (1994- ) is an administrative unit at Brigham Young University.

The Office of Research and Creative Activities (ORCA), previously known as the Office of Research and Creative Work, took its current name in 1994. The office seeks to support students, staff, faculty, and the university administration in their efforts to encourage and support research, creative activities, and other expressions of academic scholarship. This includes providing grants to help undergraduate students work with faculty in a one-on-one setting to conduct research, field studies, or create unique projects in their discipline. The office also houses a number of research compliance committees, including the institutional review board.

The office operates under a director, who reports directly to the university administration. Directors have included Gary Hooper (1994-1996), Brent Webb (1996-1999), and Gary Reynolds (1999- ).

Extent

12 cartons (12 linear ft.)

Language

English

Overview

Brigham Young University Office of Research and Creative Activities records.

Arrangement

Arranged in two series: 1. Office of Research and Creative Activities research contracts and grant material, 1980-1989. 2. Office of Research and Creative Activities financial and committee records, 1984-1997.

Custodial History

Found in the University Archives workroom, January 2009.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Found; January 2009.

Appraisal

Office files (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).

Processing Information

Processed; Kayla Quinney; January 2009.
Title
Register of Office of Research and Creative Activities records
Status
Completed
Author
Kayla Quinney
Date
2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States