Request Support: Cornell Research Centers

Administrative support services are available from the Research & Innovation Operations Team

Need administrative help for your center? Considering starting a new center? Click "Get Support" above to request a consultation with the Research & Innovation Operations Team.

We offer administrative help for research centers and institutes supported by Research & Innovation at Cornell. Assistance includes help with finance and budget, facilities space and equipment; computing, data security, IT support; human resources; and communication, including contacts lists, websites, branding, and news or event promotion. 

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What can I get help with? 

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  • Consult on annual communication plan 
  • Websites 
    • New or redesign (ask about our free Research & Innovation site option)
    • Vendor liaison on branding and accessibility requirements   
    • Content management / updates 
    • Accessibility 
    • Assist with image selection and copyright clearance 
  • News and breakthroughs 
    • For new center: launch story in the Chronicle   
    • Writing and editing (in-house or vetted freelance) 
    • Pitching to the Chronicle 
    • Posting on Around Cornell section of the Chronicle 
  • Social Media 
    • Write posts and assist with images, including copyright 
    • Amplify on Research & Innovation channels (as applicable)
    • Connect to vendors for more robust new media projects 
  • Contact Lists for Cornell internal audiences and groups
    • Lists of contacts using your goals and requirements (by department, by research interest (life sciences, social sciences, etc.), by career stage and much more)
    • Consult on use of Lyris, etc.  
  • Communication Plans for events or other needs, including new services, leadership change, etc.   


  • Establish ongoing IT support for new Centers 
  • Provide hardware (laptops) for initial team members 
  • Facilitate connection with campus IT resources 
  • Assist with procurement of external IT resources 
  • Coordinate implementation of central IT initiatives 
  • Periodic check-ins to assess current IT needs 


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