Empowering Research Excellence

The Office of Research Administration (ORA) helps research faculty and their administrators succeed by staying compliant and taking full advantage of available resources throughout the sponsored research grant lifecycle. ORA manages grants and contracts and works with the research community to ensure that research complies with University, Federal, State, and Private Sponsor policies. It is the point of contact for faculty to get approval from the Dean for grant or contract submissions, exceptions to F&A rates, advance funding, pre-award costs, cost sharing, and transfer of unexpended fixed price contract balances. ORA also provides administrative support to Keck School select basic sciences departments. ORA is here to help research teams navigate the complex world of research administration and ensure that projects are compliant with all applicable regulations.