Research at the university, apart from that conducted by
students in connection with their academic course work, is in general
intended to lead to publication in some form so that its results are
available to interested persons everywhere. The university does not
accept grants from or enter into contracts with governmental agencies
or any other sponsors for research projects of which the results may
not be made publicly accessible; all university-conducted research must
be available for public scrutiny and use.
projects at the university are carried on by faculty members and
students within the facilities offered by their own departments, but
for on-campus research that cannot be conducted in department
facilities, laboratories, or the library, the university has provided a
number of cooperative research centers and bureaus.
Many members of these organizations are active in graduate
instruction. Information about their programs and activities may be
found in Research at Rutgers, a handbook and bibliography
published by the Research Council, the university agency that sponsors
and coordinates faculty research.