The Office of Research Administration (ORA) facilitates faculty research by identifying funding sources, assisting in proposal development, reviewing and endorsing proposals, negotiating agreements, accepting and authorizing awards, interpreting guidelines with agency and University policies; and providing oversight and support to all areas of research compliance (including human subjects, animals, biohazards and export control).
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The University of Akron
Office of Research Administration
Akron, OH 44325-2102
225 S. Main Street
Akron, OH 44308
Polsky Building- Suite 284
What's New?GRANT: Grant and Research Administration News Today
Check out the November/December 2013 of GRANT, the monthly newsletter from the Office of Research Administration.
New Office of Research Administration (ORA) Website In Progress! Update: Dec. 12, 2013
The ORA website will be undergoing major reorganization during the holiday break. If you find a broken link, or can't find a needed document during this construction, email Kathee Evans, ORA webmaster, to report the error and request the document(s) or the link that you need. Thank you for your patience during our reconstruction!
Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) Policy for Investigators Participating in PHS/NIH Funded Research
In August 2011, PHS issued revised regulations on Responsibility of Applicants for Promoting Objectivity in Reserach for which Public Health Service Funding is Sought and Responsible Prospective Contractors. The regulations are effective as of August 24, 2012. Click here for more information.
NSF Requirement for Students and Postdoctoral Fellows for Training in Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) and Tutorial
Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training is mandated by an NSF ruling that became effective January 4, 2010. UA must certify on every proposal submission to NSF that a program is in place and available to students and postdoctoral fellows. To meet this requirement, the university has subscribed to the online RCR training program provided by the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI).
Principal Investigators will be responsible for insuring all NSF-funded students and post-docs have taken their training.
To assist students and post-docs in complying with this NSF mandate for training in RCR, ORSSP is providing a tutorial on navigating the online course that UA is using to meet this requirement. View the pdf tutorial HERE.
If you have any questions, please contact your ORA Grants Coordinator.
Read Dr. Cushing's Presentation about NSF!
In November 2012, Dr. Bruce Cushing, who is currently serving as a Program Director in the Behavioral Systems Cluster at NSF, came back to UA for a visit. His presentation to the faculty covered the granting mechanisms and the new annual cycle in the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS). Click here to read his presentation.
Questions? Comments? Click here to email the ORA.