Supplementing the impressive human, scholarly, and technical resources of the University of Maryland (UMD) are leading institutions located on the UMD campus or nearby, including:
- The "Archives II" facility of the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (near UMD’s campus; pictured at right);
- The Center for Weather and Climate Prediction of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (on UMD’s campus); and
- The Goddard Space Flight Center of the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (near UMD’s campus).
To highlight the advantages of just one of these assets, having "Archives II" located right next to the University of Maryland—on land donated by UMD—means that OIEP-sponsored students and researchers enjoy almost on-the-spot access to a vast repository of records of key United States Government departments such as: