The Office of Research, Innovation, and Economic Impact (ORIEI) has overall responsibility for the university's research enterprise. Working in an atmosphere characterized by its commitment to generate new knowledge through research and scholarship and to seed and support entrepreneurship and innovation to benefit society, Mason's researchers and scholars conduct their work in an array of disciplines and subject areas. ORIEI works to promote and optimize the success and impact of these endeavors and to create an environment that sustains the highest standards of ethical research and scholarship.