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Our Principles

For more than 75 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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Impact Areas

How we're making a difference

At ORAU, our focus is on unleashing the power of people—researchers, scientists, students, employees—and harnessing their potential to solve our nation’s most challenging issues. Whether it's leveraging our expertise in STEM workforce solutions to help our customers recruit and develop the nation’s next generation of scientists and STEM leaders, or by providing better regional health communication and education to combat opioid abuse in Appalachia, we are supporting efforts to help strengthen our nation and our communities.

ORAU's commitment to these principles has earned us recognition for quality management (ISO 9001:2015 certification); safety; and diversity (named top diversity employer by numerous publications). Many of ORAU’s customers continue to reward this performance with long-tenured contracts that include more than 30 years managing the ORISE contract, and more than 20 years leading the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Radiation Dose Reconstruction Program, one of the most important workers’ compensation programs in the United States.

Together, this work creates a solid foundation from which ORAU can best position itself to deliver innovative solutions for our customers.