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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who is Riverside Research?

    Riverside Research is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit research organization that has approximately 600 employees. The Company, which has a strong heritage in academic research, originally was formed from the Electronics Research Laboratories of Columbia University in 1967 as an independent, not-for-profit research and engineering center. The Company has remained an independent, not-for-profit corporation since then by providing unbiased and trusted technical and scientific expertise. Our main offices are located in or near New York, NY, Dayton, OH, Washington, D.C., and Boston, MA.

  • What is Riverside Research’s not-for-profit purpose and what does that mean?

    Riverside Research’s primary purpose is to initiate, undertake, develop, engage in and support scientific research in the public interest in the engineering, mathematical, physical, biological, social and other sciences on behalf of our primary customers, including the United States government and its agencies and instrumentalities, states and their political subdivisions, and other organizations where such research will advance or extend the knowledge of science or the uses of scientific research and where such knowledge will be made available for the public good. Our tradition as a non-for-profit research organization means that we can focus exclusively on our fundamental purpose on behalf of our customers without being concerned about maximizing profits or focusing unduly on the interests of other stakeholders. In addition, the Federal Acquisition Regulation provides that, in appropriate cases, the United States government can award sole-source contracts to companies like Riverside Research for their specialized expertise.

  • How is Riverside Research functionally organized?

    The Company is structured as a single, multi-disciplinary team that leverages academic investigation and research to advance scientific applications and solutions in the service of our clients. Our integrated research laboratories, which are organized and fully capable to function as one, support the programs and research endeavors within each of our four “Centers of Excellence” in Biomedical Engineering, Cyber, Electromagnetic Sciences, and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance.

  • How is Riverside Research different than other companies?

    As a not-for-profit corporation, Riverside Research provides independent, unbiased advice to our customers. The company actively seeks out and hires individuals who are mission-oriented and have a track record of providing clear, concise answers in a professional manner, attributes that are greatly appreciated by our government customers. Our team is comprised of individuals who provide exceptional scientific expertise and trusted solutions. Riverside Research offers a vast technical pool of engineers, scientists, and other experts through functionally unified, collectively managed research laboratories that conduct independent classified and unclassified research on behalf of our clients to provide cutting-edge solutions. All of the Company’s resources are therefore accessible to our customers to assist them in solving their most challenging research and engineering issues within our Centers of Excellence.

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