Organized Research Units

view across Dickson Plaza towards Perloff Hall

Organized Research Units (ORUs) are entities created within UCLA to conduct and facilitate research, provide students with opportunities, and carry out public service programs across traditional disciplinary boundaries. ORUs are interdisciplinary by their very nature. They form bridges across the entirety of the UCLA campus, creating space and connections for groundbreaking research.



Organized Research Units (ORUs) are reviewed every five years. The process is overseen by the Office of the Vice Provost, Interdisciplinary & Cross Campus Affairs. Reviews are composed of a unit's self-review, as well as a final report written by a review committee after a site visit.