About ORA

The Office of Research Administration

The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Office of Research Administration (ORA) is committed to providing a high level of service to our community.  ORA serves as a central resource to faculty and staff of both the Oklahoma City and Tulsa Health Sciences Center campuses for all aspects of research and service contracts.

What does ORA do for you?

  • Reviews, negotiates, and executes all basic research, clinical research, public service, professional service agreements and most provider and affiliation agreements.
  • Serves as the institutional liaison with external agencies and organizations on all research administration and service contract matters.
  • ORA has Institutional signature authority for the submission of grants and the execution of research and service-related contracts.

The ORA team can help you with:

  • Information on funding sources
  • Assistance in submitting proposals to external sponsors
  • Review of budgets
  • University compliance forms and policies
  • Federal, state, and sponsor requirements
  • Negotiation of research and service contract