Tag Archives: ORA

RAS Triannual Partnership Meetings

As part of continuous efforts to increase communication and transparency between the research community and administration, Office of Research Administration has launched a series of Triannual Partnership Meetings. These meetings will facilitate continuous communications between individual ORA units and their stakeholders, widening the flow of information and allowing all stakeholders to understand and enact their […]

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Phase II Faculty Facing – Mission Metrics

This project is tasked with establishing a reporting process for faculty facing metrics. The goal is to supply meaningful metrics to faculty to measure performance of ORA’s department and units.  This data-driven dashboard will seek to improve ORA’s transparency and identify areas for improvement. Please view the Phase 2 Dashboard overview here. If you have […]

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ORA Process Improvement Update

The Office of Research Administration subscribes to a philosophy of continuous improvement that informs our mission, vision, and values and improves the quality of service. We are enthusiastic to report progress that has occurred with ongoing initiatives. Of more than 160 individual recommendations arising from external reviews from expert consultants, 32 have been implemented. The […]

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MTA/DUA Processing Enhancements Continue

In the past six months as part of the ORA’s commitment to process improvement, the Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) took significant steps to address higher than average turnaround time in reviewing and executing unfunded research contracts like Material Transfer and Data Use agreements. In working with the ORA Dragon Team, OTT implemented a number of new or improved strategies for these contracts including: a renewed push to […]

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Consultant Research Recommendations Drive ORA Process Improvements

As part of the ORA’s ongoing efforts in continuous improvement, all offices are actively implementing cross-functional initiatives suggested by external consulting firms. Recent work with McKinsey and Huron produced more than 160 operational recommendations. The scope of these recommendations extends from simple changes to cross-office policy overhauls. Accordingly, the suggestions have been vetted and assigned priority levels for implementation. The ORA is proud to announce that more than 30 of the recommendations have been fulfilled.  […]

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ORA Quality Improvement Spotlight: The Dragon Team Continues to Push Improvements for ORA

The Dragon Team has been busy developing, managing and implementing quality improvement initiatives.  The ORA Dragon Team consists of Inger Garnett, Director of Strategic Operations, as well as Sharon Jones and Julie Flores (Strategic Operations Associates).  This team has been diligently working to identify gaps while assisting with improvements that have lasting impact and can […]

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ORA Office Overview

The Office for Research Administration encompasses many individual offices, each of which retain expertise in different areas of the research process. Your first point of contact will usually be your local RAS representative. They will help you determine which of the other touchpoints are necessary to submit a grant application, conduct a clinical trial, or […]

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ORA Workflow Adapts to Accommodate COVID’s Influence on Research

During these unprecedented times, Emory researchers are working hard to understand the coronavirus as quickly as possible through research ranging from vaccine clinical trials to basic science exploration of the virus’s properties. Through hard work and flexibility, many ORA individuals are working hard to facilitate quick coronavirus research and ensure that other research operations continue […]

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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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