UAMS ADMINISTRATIVE GUIDE
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The Office of
Research Administration (ORA) supports the sponsored research
efforts of departments within the University of Arkansas for
Medical Sciences. ORA concentrates the functions required to
process research applications and to provide information and
advice related to the University's sponsored research program.
The ORA staff operate with the goal of detailing the
administrative/accounting aspects of sponsored research while
maintaining a necessary level of coordination between the
activities of principal investigators and project directors and
the rules and regulations under which the University operates.
The ORA offers services in the areas of research administration,
sponsored research funding source identification, proposal
development, faculty research interest identification, research
sponsor interface, contracts, and subcontracts.
- The ORA
serves as the central information and clearance office
for matters of sponsored research or related
administration issues. The ORA offers services such as;
formatting and calculating proposal budgets, obtaining
acceptance signatures for awards received, providing
research administrative statistics, developing and
producing research-related agreements and other
- The staff of
the ORA assist in identifying sources of potential
funding for researchers and contacting potential sponsors
- The ORA staff
is available to assist researchers in the grantsmanship
process. The staff coordinates researchers' interest with
the extramural research requirements of sponsor agencies.
An additional function of the ORA staff is making
enquiries regarding funding needs of investigators and
the status of their applications.
instructions on developing and writing proposals may be
found in Appendix J of the Research Administration Guide.
- Contact the
Office of Research Administration at extension 65502 for
assistance and additional information.