Category Archives: ORA

2022 ORA Dragon Awards

On April 25, 2022, the Office of Research Administration (ORA) held the third ORA Dragon Service Awards. This is part of an ongoing commitment to recognize and celebrate the contributions and achievements of ORA’s staff and members of the Faculty/Research community who demonstrate outstanding partnership with ORA. The winners of this year’s awards were nominated […]

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Do You Have a Non-Emory Individual Participating in Research Laboratory Activities?

*Volunteers are not permitted in Emory research laboratories. EHSO’s former Volunteers and Minors Registration Forms are no longer accepted and have been removed from our website. New guidelines for volunteers in research laboratories were established in Fall 2021. Please review the following Requirements for Joining an Emory SOM Lab to determine whether you should complete […]

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Don’t Risk a Fall – Use Ladders and Step Stools Properly

Ladders and step stools are commonly used in the home and workplace, but do we give them much thought before stepping on one? If used improperly, they can be dangerous or even fatal. According to the Liberty Mutual 2020 Workplace Safety Index, $5.71 billion is spent on workplace falls to a lower level, such as […]

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Do You Have a Non-Emory Individual Participating in Research Laboratory Activities?

New guidelines for volunteers in research laboratories were established in Fall 2021.  Please review the following Requirements for Joining an Emory SOM Lab to determine whether you should complete the Non-Emory Research Affiliates Registration Form.   Emory College of Arts and Sciences (ECAS) has adopted similar guidelines to those published by School of Medicine (SOM).   Emory […]

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Valuable Research IT Tools Become Available to All Labs

When Dr. Bruner, Senior Vice President of Research, commissioned the Research IT Task Force in 2019, one of the group’s recommendations was to lower the cost barrier of IT solutions. As a result, we are excited to announce enterprise availability for the REDCap and OpenSpecimen platforms. All research teams will soon be able to utilize […]

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Research Administration Administrative Transitions

As we commence the school year, a number of leadership changes are underway. We have developed a framework for a smooth transition, ensuring continuous service to faculty. COI Come December, we will say goodbye to Assistant Vice President for Research Administration and Conflicts of Interest Director, Brenda Seiton, who is retiring after 25 years at […]

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Change in F&A Rate for Clinical Trials Effective 4/1/2021

The below message was sent on behalf of Dr. Robert Nobles, Vice President for Research Administration: March 12, 2021 Dear Colleagues, I am writing to share the outcome of an extensive review of our clinical trial definition and Facilities and Administrative Rate (F&A) rate. Over several months, we organized a working group that included faculty, […]

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Updated Guidance on Biosketch/Other Support Implementation

*Catch up on the Thursdays at Three (T@3) webinar addressing changes to the NIH Biosketch and Other Support here May 7, 2021 Dear Colleagues, We are writing to provide you the most up-to-date information on the transition to new formats for NIH Biosketches and Other Support pages. According to the most recent issue of the […]

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ORA Contract Leadership Announcement

The Emory Office of Research Administration (ORA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Janette Hannam Hayes as Interim Director of Contracts, Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) as of April 1, 2021.  Janette has served OSP for over 23 years.  In that time, Ms. Hannam Hayes has provided leadership in various roles such as Senior […]

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Celebrating the 2021 ORA Dragon Service Awards

On April 15, 2021, the Office of Research Administration (ORA) celebrated its first virtual annual ORA Dragon Service Awards.  The presentation of the Dragon Service Awards first began in 2018 as a commitment of ORA to recognize the contributions and achievements of its staff members as well as Faculty/Research Community members that demonstrate an exemplary […]

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