The Office of Research Administration (ORA) provides pre- and post-award management by assisting HMS and HSDM Principal Investigators and their staff  with proposal submission, award administration, and reporting. Take a look at this summary for a quick glance at ORA's Teams and refer to the Roles & Responsibilities Chart for ORA Contact Info by Activity.

 

  • Our Mission & Vision

    In support of the advancement of Harvard Medical School’s mission, the Office of Research Administration (ORA) strives to deliver high quality, customer-oriented services and expertise in research administration. ORA's vision is to be an exemplary resource in the field of research administration and to make it easier for faculty, researchers, and staff to successfully manage research projects.

  • Who We Are - What We Do

    The Office of Research Administration (ORA) provides pre- and post-award management by assisting Principal Investigators and staff with proposal submission, award administration, and reporting. ORA is comprised of teams offering a range of expertise and managing a diverse group of portfolios from the Medical School and the School of Dental Medicine, including the basic science departments, core centers, and affiliate institutions. We also partner with other offices and departments at the Medical School and throughout the university. Visit Researcher Resources.

  • ORA Org Chart

    Updated October 31, 2022

    Review ORA's Org Chart

     

  • ORA Roles & Responsibilities

    Revised June 21, 2022

    Refer to this R & R Chart ORA Contact Info by Activity for who to contact around activities including proposal stage, Just-In-Time (JIT), award receipt, agreements, accounts, financial monitoring, billing agreements, internal awards, systems & reporting.

  • Contact Us

    Revised October 6, 2022

    ORA General Inboxes When to use, for what purpose, & who reviews them.

  • Service Level Agreements

    Posted April 19. 2022

    ORA has established Service Level Agreements (SLA's) and maintains General Inboxes to enable each team to collaboratively monitor and respond to inquiries. All ORA General Inboxes are checked at least once per business day. Review the General Inbox descriptions to learn who reviews, when to use and for what purpose.