Category Archives: ORA

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: ORA Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 11, 2020, The following message is sent on behalf of Dr. Deborah Bruner, Senior VP for Research and Dr. Robert Nobles, VP for Research Administration Dear Colleagues, To follow up on the message we shared recently (can be found here), we wanted to provide you with additional guidance regarding existing travel restrictions. New CDC […]

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ORA Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Link to Faculty and CBO COVID-19 Webinar from 3/16/2020 UPDATE- March 11, 2020: Additional information regarding the below message can be found here. March 9, 2020, The following message is sent on behalf of Dr. Deborah Bruner, Senior VP for Research and Dr. Robert Nobles, VP for Research Administration Dear Colleagues, The Senior Vice President […]

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Continuous Improvement: Spotlight on RAS

In January, the Office for Research Administration released the Huron report to the Emory community: an in-depth assessment of the research life cycle at Emory. The major strengths identified by the Huron team reflect the strength of ORA’s biggest asset: its people. As a whole, leaders and staff are committed to identifying areas for improvement […]

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NIH Announces Salary Cap for FY2020

EFFECTIVE DATE: January 5, 2020 The Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020, restricts the amount of direct salary to Executive Level II of the Federal Executive pay scale.  The Office of Personnel Management has recently released new salary levels for the Executive Pay Scale. Effective January 5, 2020, the salary limitation for Executive Level II is […]

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Call for Nominations- 2020 Faculty Service Dragon Award

The following message is sent on behalf of Dr. Deborah Bruner and Dr. Robert Nobles to Emory Faculty Collaborating with Research Administration Units January 21, 2020 Dear Colleagues,  The Office of Research Administration (ORA) is accepting nominations for the 2020 – Faculty Service Dragon Award to recognize RAS staff members who have demonstrated exemplary service, […]

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Emory Appoints Dr. Robert Nobles as the New Vice President of Research Administration

Message from Dr. Deborah Bruner, Senior Vice President for Research at Emory University  Dear Members of the Emory Community, I am pleased to announce that Dr. Robert Nobles will join our community as Vice President for Research Administration, effective December 1st, 2019. Dr. Nobles joins Emory after serving as the Interim Vice Chancellor for Research […]

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RAS Graduates First Cohort of Coaches

RAS launched RAS LEAP (Lead, Energize, and Accelerate Performance) to train a cohort of coaches to be deployed in FY20.  All new RAS hires will be assigned a coach for their first year.  The coaches are trained in the “coaching for commitment” model.  During regular sessions, coaches focus on staff members’ specific skills and development […]

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Request for Proposals: SVPR Global Research Pilot Grant

Message from Dr. Deborah Bruner, Senior Vice President for Research at Emory University  Dear Faculty: The Office of the Senior Vice President for Research is offering a unique 2-phase global research funding opportunity. One in ten Georgia residents is an immigrant, while nearly 8 percent of residents are native-born U.S. citizens who have at least one […]

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Research and Scholarship Town Hall Meeting on October 23, 2019

*Follow-up from Research Town Hall Meeting on 10/23/2019* Slides can be located here. On Behalf of Deborah Bruner, Senior Vice President for Research Faculty and Staff, You are invited to join me for a Research and Scholarship Town Hall on October 23, 2019 at 2:00 PM in the WHSC Administration Building, 1st floor, Auditorium! We have had […]

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CRA Study Group

About the CRA Study Group The CRA Study Group is a self-study program facilitated by small group meetings and designed for all Emory University research administrators who are interested in and qualify to take the certified research administrator (CRA) exam. The CRA exam is managed by the Research Administrators Certification Council (RACC), an independent certifying […]

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