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Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance national priorities in science, education, security and health. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. 

Going further together with our customers

ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions for the Department of Energy and other agencies to advance science education and workforce development and protect health and the environment. We do this by integrating unique laboratory capabilities, specialized teams of experts and a consortium of 100+ universities. We connect the right people and resources to get things done, and we put the full power of our organization behind every project—both large and small.

Integrated capabilities across science, education, workforce development and health

Whether the scope is federal, state or local, we provide a streamlined approach to working with world-class experts to efficiently and effectively solve your problems and address your challenges. Our capabilities include science education, workforce development, scientific peer review, worker and public health, environmental assessments, radiation emergency medicine and response, forensic science and professional training.

Supporting DOE’s mission for more than 70 years

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education - Shaping the Future of Science logoORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and consistently demonstrates high performance in DOE mission areas, including:

  • Faculty and student research experiences that provide scientific discovery and innovation for DOE’s Office of Science
  • Scientific peer review that helps DOE make informed research funding decisions
  • Decontamination verification at sites across the nation supporting the cleanup goals of DOE
  • Worker health studies and medical screening programs that assist current and former DOE employees and the mission of DOE
  • DOE-Voluntary Protection Program Star Site demonstrating safety and health management excellence outlined by DOE
  • ISO-9001 and ISO-14001 certification showing commitment to quality and environmental goals

Contractor assurance and certifications

  • VPP Star of Excellence Award for safety (13th consecutive year)
  • ISO 14001:2015 certification for environmental management
  • ISO 9001:2015 certification for quality management
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    Mission, Vision, & Values

    ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions for the Department of Energy and other federal agencies to advance national priorities in science, health, education and national security. We do this by integrating unique laboratory capabilities, specialized teams of experts and a consortium of more than 100 universities.

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    Our Principles

    For more than 70 years, ORAU has been driven by our commitment to developing scientific and technical solutions for our customers. ORAU’s core principles are focused on innovation, expertise, diversity, quality, teamwork, agility, integrity, safety/security and customer service, as we help our customers advance national priorities and serve the public interest.

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    Leadership Team

    ORAU is led by a team of highly skilled, technical and business experts who are committed to carrying out the organization’s mission to integrate academic, government and scientific resources.

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    Making a difference in our communities

    Whether contributing to more secure local economies through annual giving campaigns or encouraging our employees to donate time to various volunteer initiatives, individual engagement is a hallmark of ORAU’s commitment to supporting our community.

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    Our History

    For more than 70 years, ORAU has partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and other government agencies to advance national priorities in science, education, security and health. Read more about the history of ORAU and some of our most significant accomplishments, such as in 1960 when the first patient was treated in the Medical Division’s total body irradiation facility.

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