The Deanship of Research Oversight and Coordination (DROC) at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) was originally established as part of the Deanship of Graduate Studies in the year 2000, and then became an independent Deanship in September, 2005.

The Deanship is responsible for the planning, management, promotion and support of research activities that are carried out by Faculty and Researchers at KFUPM through internal and external funding. The deanship is managed by the Dean of Research and has one assistant Dean. The deanship has three main offices that extend services to all KFUPM research community: Office of Sponsored Research (OSR), Office of Collaborative Research (OCR) and Office of Research Support (ORS)