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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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RAS STrategic OutReach Initiative [STORI]

ORA and RAS are excited to launch the RAS STrategic OutReach Initiative (STORI). As part of our research transformation initiative, we are committed to increasing communication and transparency with our partners. Each month we will publish the RAS STORIs. You can access current and archived versions of the RAS STORIs from the RAS website http://ras.emory.edu/. […]

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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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Environmental Health and Safety: Year In Review

The Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHSO) has the mission of providing comprehensive environmental and occupational health and safety support services to our research community and other Emory stakeholders with an aim of protecting people, environment and reputation by ensuring compliance with applicable regulations.  This past year’s activities contributed to the mission of ORA and […]

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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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Process Improvement Journal: MTA/DUA Processing

Do you want to collaborate and share that hot new cell line or antibody with your colleagues across the country? Have you been asked to sign an access agreement to get insights from the last clinical study from your friend’s group at another university? If so, you have likely worked with the Office for Technology […]

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Process Improvement: IACUC Protocol Submission Process Streamlined

In order to reduce regulatory burden, and to better serve the research community, the requirement to allocate animal numbers to individual funding sources within an IACUC protocol has been removed effective Friday April 10th, 2020.  Approved animal numbers will now be allocated at the whole-protocol level.  Animal usage through the School of Medicine Division of […]

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