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The Office of Research, Innovation and Collaboration (ORIC)

Spelman College COVID-19 Research Continuity FAQ

Covid-19Scholarly activities, research, and creative pursuits are an integral part of the vibrant intellectual culture at Spelman College. The Office of Research, Innovation, and Collaboration  team members will still be available to support you remotely. Do not hesitate to reach out to Tasha Inniss, Ph.D., with any concerns.

Research Continuity FAQ   Research Ramp-Up Guidance (PDF)

Welcome from the Associate Provost for Research, Tasha R. Inniss, Ph.D.

Spelman Associate Provost Tasha Innis The Office of Research, Innovation, and Collaboration (ORIC) has been designed to promote a robust research environment and ethical scholarly engagement with a focus on supporting the entire Spelman community and its scholars. ORIC facilitates innovative, interdisciplinary collaborations and strives to increase the visibility of scholarly excellence across all disciplines.

There are four units housed within ORIC: Research Development & Sponsored Programs; Evaluation, Monitoring & Data; Undergraduate Research & Training Programs; and Environmental Health & Safety Compliance. Together these units comprise an enhanced infrastructure that promotes research integrity, advocates engagement in scholarly pursuits, and communicates best practices to the entire Spelman community.

ORIC Vision

Empower the Spelman Community to Achieve and Share Scholarly Excellence.

Core Values

Advocacy, Communication, Excellence, Inclusiveness, Resourcefulness


Contact Us

Office of Research, Innovation, and Collaboration

Alisa Butler
Alisa Buchanan-Butler
Operations Manager (ORIC)
404-270-5786 Fax


ORICeLearn: Putting Undergraduate Research Front and Center

Don't Miss Our Professional Development Series for Incoming and Current Students
The Spelman community is invited to attend and participate in ORICeLearn, a series of engaging and strategic research-focused sessions for current and incoming students sponsored by the Office of Research, Innovation, Innovation and Collaboration.

ORICeLearn Details