Tag Archives: RAS

Research Administration Administrative Transitions

As we commence the school year, a number of leadership changes are underway. We have developed a framework for a smooth transition, ensuring continuous service to faculty. COI Come December, we will say goodbye to Assistant Vice President for Research Administration and Conflicts of Interest Director, Brenda Seiton, who is retiring after 25 years at […]

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Updated Guidance on Biosketch/Other Support Implementation

*Catch up on the Thursdays at Three (T@3) webinar addressing changes to the NIH Biosketch and Other Support here May 7, 2021 Dear Colleagues, We are writing to provide you the most up-to-date information on the transition to new formats for NIH Biosketches and Other Support pages. According to the most recent issue of the […]

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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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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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AHA Transitioning Proposal/Award Management from Grants@Heart to Proposal Central

Starting in May 2020 American Heart Association (AHA) announced that it would be transitioning its proposal/award management portal from their own proprietary portal Grants@Heart to Proposal Central. As such, future reporting will need to be submitted in Proposal Central. For financial reports for research awards, this transition presented some challenges to our existing internal workflow […]

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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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PI Financial Portal to Provide Financial Overview for Faculty

Have you ever had a question about your financial portfolio, but were unsure who to ask about a speed type or the balance of a project? Have you dreamed of a “snapshot” where information about your awards and projects are consolidated for easy viewing and access? We have heard these questions and ORA is committed […]

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Rapid Response Expedites COVID-19 Related Studies at Emory

In January 2020, the Georgia CTSA Quality & Efficiency program finalized their SOP for the Rapid Response Team to obtain fast-track approvals across the Emory system. This new SOP allows for the coordination of needed approvals within 48 hours. The process was a collaboration, with Office for Clinical Research (OCR) leading Emory’s Rapid Response Team […]

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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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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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