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RAO Mission Statement


Our mission is to provide a wide range of services to support externally sponsored faculty research, engagement, and training initiatives. We manage the review and approval of proposals and provide consultation for faculty and staff. We also aim to broaden exposure to HKS faculty research through the HKS Faculty Research Connection, Faculty Research Working Paper Series and companion e-journal from the Social Science Research Network, and the Harvard DASH (Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard) open access repository. 

Our Commitment:

  • We strive to deliver high-quality, professional, and timely service.
  • We gladly share what we know, acknowledge what we don't know, and always follow up.
  • We are always open to new ways of more effectively supporting our clients — faculty investigators, research and policy centers and programs, and the broader HKS and Harvard University research communities.
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