Category Archives: ORA

Message from VPRA, Dr. Robert Nobles (March 2024)

Greetings and welcome to Spring! As many of you are returning or anticipating a Spring break, I hope that the time you take allows you to rest, reflect and rejuvenate for a strong finish to the academic year. As I look at your phenomenal efforts and the progress we’ve made as an institution in research […]

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The New Research Administration Operations RACI: A Guide for Enhanced Collaboration Between Central and Non-Central Research Administration

By Lisa Wilson, Interim Assistant Vice President, ORAO As part of our ongoing commitment to fostering a culture of clarity and efficiency in research administration, ORA is proud to introduce the Research Administration Operations RACI: A Governance Framework for Central and Non-Central Research Administration. This strategic approach streamlines operations and enhances communication across our diverse […]

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Introducing OKRs: A New Chapter in the Office of Research Administration at Emory

By Lisa Wilson, Interim Assistant Vice President, ORAO A Strategic Shift to Drive Research Excellence  Emory’s Office of Research Administration (ORA) is taking a significant step forward in an ever-evolving academic environment. Inspired by John Doerr’s influential book, “Measure What Matters,” our leadership team has embraced the Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) framework. This strategic […]

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Research Week 2023 in Review

Author: Tricia Callahan, Interim Director, ORA Research Training Over 400 staff gathered over three days to learn, connect, and celebrate during Research Week 2023. Attendees selected from over 32 contact hours of general knowledge and skill-based educational opportunities. Check out the opportunities and highlights from the celebration here: Research Week 2023 Recap Video.mp4 The feedback […]

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Grants Management System SharePoint Site Updates

Grants Management System Modernization Project As you may know, efforts have been underway for over a year now to find a robust grant management system that will provide ease and insight for the pre and post aspects of the grant management process. We hope that you are just as excited as we are to find the […]

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AI @ Emory: Research & Beyond – Applications, Impact, and Compliance Risks

Photo credit: elenabsl – Author: Deepika Bhatia, AVP, RCRA Artificial intelligence (AI) is the simulation of human-like intelligence processes by machines, especially computer systems. AI tools have created much flurry across the globe, and the Emory research enterprise is no exception! We are excited to embrace this new technology while ensuring the Emory community is […]

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Office of Research Administration to Explore Operations with Cutting-edge Generative AI and ChatGPT-like Integration

  Author: Lisa Wilson, Sr. Director, SOT The Office of Research Administration is partnering with students from the Goizueta Business School on a groundbreaking project that will explore academic research administration. Leveraging the capabilities of Generative Artificial Intelligence (genAI) and advanced language models like ChatGPT, the project aims to create a proof-of-concept Large Language Model […]

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2023 ORA Dragon Service Awards

On April 24, 2023, the Office of Research Administration (ORA) held the fourth 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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RCRA: ORA Policy Approval Process Update

RCRA has created a comprehensive process for all ORA policies (i.e. policies in which VPRA is the Responsible Official) in the Employee and Faculty Handbooks. This includes thorough review and approval by relevant internal stakeholders within ORA and external stakeholders from the University at large. Finally, we are aiming for more robust communication, awareness, and […]

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The Life of an Award @ Emory University

At Emory University, the development, submission, and management of an award, from concept to closeout, is a shared responsibility across many units and individuals. These include, but are not limited to, the Principal Investigator, Office of Sponsored Programs, Research Grants & Contracts, and Research Administration Services.   Awards begin as concepts, concepts that are developed and […]

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