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. Refer to this summary for a quick glance at ORA Teams.
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 ChartUpdated May 19, 2022
Review ORA's Org Chart
ORA Roles & ResponsibilitiesThis document is being updated - revised version to post soon.
Contact UsRevised September 3, 2021
ORA General Inboxes When to use, for what purpose, & who reviews them.
Service Level AgreementsPosted 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.