Important Links

The Office of Research Administration provides helpful tips and tools for faculty and staff looking to conduct research. There are also pages dedicated to both the pre-award processes and post-award processes.  Please visit the Schools and Centers webpage for more information regarding each school and unit.

For additional questions, please contact the RAS staff, who will be more than happy to assist you in locating resources.

Office of Research Administration provides collaborative administrative systems and technical expertise to facilitate scholarship, research, and discovery within the Emory community from inception through dissemination and application.

Conflict of Interest Office (COI) provides oversight, systemic safeguards, and regulatory expertise in managing individual and institutional financial interests that could impact research and scholarly activities.

Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHSO) develops and implements environmental health and safety programs and policies for Emory University, the University Hospital and Clinics, and other University satellite facilities.

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is a research oversight committee charged with the responsibility of ensuring the proper care, use and humane treatment of animals used in research, testing and education. The IACUC also assists investigators in fulfilling their obligation to plan and conduct animal experiments in accord with the highest scientific, humane, and ethical principles.

Institutional Review Board (IRB) facilitates ethically responsible human subjects research by assuring the rights and welfare of study participants.

Office for Clinical Research (OCR) ensures leading-edge, efficient clinical research investigations, yielding improved patient care and outcomes.

Office of Compliance (OC) assists University units in complying with the laws, regulations and policies that govern institutions of research and higher education through education; assessment; assistance with policy and process development; auditing; and monitoring.

Office of Foundation Relations (OFR) builds partnerships across Emory’s schools and units to increase foundation support for Emory University where mutual impact, interests and strengths align. Their goal is to raise the faculty profile with foundations by submitting thoughtful, strategic proposals and building strong, reciprocal relationships with funders. In addition to providing helpful insight about foundations and their grantmaking processes, OFR serves as an advocate for Emory faculty with potential funders.

Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) assists faculty and staff in the submission of grants to sponsoring agencies and negotiates research contracts with government and industry partners.

Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) provides assistance to research faculty by identifying, patenting, and licensing new technologies developed at Emory, and is available for consultation regarding faculty start-up companies. The office also executes Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs) and acts as a single point of contact for industry. Responsibilities include negotiating industry clinical trial agreements, research agreements, and confidentiality agreements.

ORA-Information Technology (ORA-IT) develops and maintains electronic research systems such as TOPAZ, CLICK Commerce, eNOA, and ORA's internet footprint. ORA-IT also supports research administration by providing reporting services to units (PeopleSoft excluded).

Related Research Departments

Division of Animal Resources

Finance: Grants and Contracts (FGC)