The NCGIA-Buffalo supports a range of research grants and programs, and coordinates GIScience activities on campus. NCGIA-Buffalo is an organized research unit of the University at Buffalo, facilitating an active and interdisciplinary research community.


The National Center for Ontological Research (NCOR) was established in Buffalo in 2005 with the goal of advancing the quality of ontological research and development and of establishing tools and measures for ontology evaluation and quality assurance.