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About ORAU

ORAU is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization that has been working with government agencies, universities, and corporate entities since 1946. 

We provide innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance national priorities in science, education, security, and health. Through specialized teams of experts and access to a consortium of more than 150 major colleges and universities, ORAU works with federal, state, local, and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. 

ORAU employees participating in a meeting

Impact Areas

Going further together with our customers

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 areas of expertise include:

  • Workforce Solutions We provide scientific and technical staffing support, bringing highly qualified professionals to your organization to fulfill critical project and business requirements.
  • Scientific Assessment  We support scientific and technical peer reviews and conduct evaluations to inform research investments and programs.
  • Health & Environment – We support worker and public health and instill public confidence in environmental cleanup.
  • Preparedness & Response – We train and prepare state and local communities for natural disaster response.
  • Research & University Partnerships – We support and advance scientific research in collaboration with more than 150 member institutions in our university consortium.

Awards & Distinctions

  • ISO 9001:2015 certification of quality management system
  • ISO 14001:2015 certification of environmental management
  • Best of the Best Employer (Black EOE Journal)
  • Best of the Best Employer (DIVERSEability Magazine)
  • Top Veteran Friendly Company (U.S. Veterans Magazine)
  • Top Entry-Level Employer and a Top 10 Intern Employer (
  • Five-Star Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool Sustainable Purchaser Award
  • East Tennessee Wellness Roundtable Platinum worksite for demonstrating excellence in worksite wellness