Tag Archives: ORA

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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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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Restructuring and Establishment of the New Research Compliance Office

On January 25, 2021, an announcement was released from the EVP for Business and Administration, Christopher Augostini, regarding the restructuring of the University Compliance Office and the establishment of a new Research Compliance Office.  The announcement in its entirety, can be found here. After the retirement of the former leader of the Office of Compliance, […]

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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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