Tell us about your exciting accomplishments!

OVPR staff is excited about the breakthroughs in research and scholarly accomplishments on our campus. If you have been awarded a grant, submitted a paper for publication or been notified that your research is being published in a scholarly journal, please contact us at so we can share the news with the rest of the OUHSC research community.

"The ORA submission process: A review for new investigators"
New PI Training 04-20-16 Final

Other helpful information

On this page, you will also find useful Institutional Data that you may be asked to provide when submitting a proposal.   Please let us know if there is additional information or links you would like to see on our site. Simply complete our Suggestion Form.

ORA Research News _ Monday, January 7, 2019

UPDATE!   Don’t miss out!  ORA/GCA/Purchasing Workshop

Ever wondered who we are and what we do?

Ever needed help with a grant submission?

Not quite sure how to support your faculty with their grants and contracts?

Are you struggling with a human subjects section of your proposal?

Are budget and compliance questions keeping you from your real job?

Finally the moment you’ve been waiting for….

We are pleased to announce a joint workshop, “The OUHSC World of Grants & Contracts” for

faculty and staff.  This workshop will offer a one-day training on sponsored research topics. 

The sessions are the same for both days, just different times.  The information will be provided

in a variety of formats ranging from talks to breakout sessions with experts sitting at tables

eager to answer all your questions.

WHEN:  January 8 and 10, 2019

Agendas and Overviews are attached.

Registration Link: Session Overviews_updated.docx?ver=2018-12-20-121306-083 8 2019 Agenda_The OUHSC World of Grants Contracts Workshop.docx?ver=2018-12-17-073357-027 10 2019 Agenda_The OUHSC World of Grants Contracts Workshop_updated.docx?ver=2018-12-20-121306-100



Revised regulations for research involving human subjects will go into effect on January 21, 2019.

Join the HRPP Office for town halls discussing the implementation of the Revised Common Rule

at OUHSC. There are currently 3 town halls planned. Content will be the same at each session,

so choose the one that fits your schedule best.

See attached Revised Common Rule Town Hall flyer for dates & times or visit the HRPP website:

Videoconference to Tulsa will be available.


REMINDER:  A freeze on new human research applications has been in place since December 20, 2018.

The IRB will continue to review pending new research applications (submitted prior to Dec. 20th)

through January 15, 2019. 

iRIS will go offline from January 16, 2019 – January 21, 2019 for updates.

iRIS will go back online on January 22, 2019 and will be open to accept all submission types.

Users will not have access to iRIS and submissions will not be processed during this time. Announcement - Revised Common Rule and iRIS Transition Plan.pdf?ver=2018-12-17-073357-027 Common Rule Town Halls.pdf?ver=2019-01-07-081831-253


COMAA DEADLINE – Deadline April 1, 2019.  For additional information please see the



NIH – To Manage Organizational Roles (Custom Role) go to:



Resources for Rigorous Research
Mike Lauer, MD, NIH Deputy Director for Extramural Research, describes new resources provided

by the NIH to facilitate rigorous research in an Open Mike blog post A revamped Rigor and

Reproducibility Webpage has been updated with new policies and new resources, none of which

have new requirements or forms. Additionally, past confusion about the meaning of “scientific

premise” in grant applications inspired the NIH to replace this term with “rigor of the prior research”

under the Significance section of most research grant and career development award applications

for applications due on and after January 25, 2019.



Oklahoma Center for Adult Stem Cell Research (OCASCR) 

EXPANSION OF AREA OF FUNDING - Call for Applications – Due January 18, 2019

OCASCR has expanded the applications it will accept for funding to include, in addition to adult

stem cell research projects, research in regenerative medicine - a field that is closely related to

adult stem cell biology and that strives to restore the normal functions of cells, tissues, and organs

that have been damaged by disease.  For applications focused on regenerative medicine, those

projects related to diseases caused by smoking or obesity (i.e. cancer, cardiovascular disease,

diabetes, etc.) will be prioritized.  Additional information on this Call for Applications and links to

grant application forms and instructions can be found at:



Call for Applications: 2019-2020 Awards Supported by the San Antonio Nathan

Shock Center

The San Antonio Nathan Shock Center is soliciting applications to support the research of any

investigator who is developing a new project in the basic biology of aging.  Applications are

accepted from investigators at any US academic institution.  Junior investigators are

encouraged to apply. We can consider applications from any investigator who is eligible to

receive NIH grants according to the rules of their home institution. The projects should utilize

one or more Cores of the Center. Projects that propose creative uses of more than one Core

are encouraged. Awards will be made for the next budget year (July 1 2019 to June 30 2020).

Funds will be allocated for Core services. Only under very unusual circumstances and careful

justification will we consider awarding funds directly to the PI’s lab. Applications are due 

January 15, 2019.  For additional information go to:



The Graduate College is now receiving applications for the 2019 Summer Undergraduate

Research Programs at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.  There are four

separate programs: the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE), the Native

American Research Centers for Health (NARCH), The Oklahoma IDeA Network of Biomedical

Research Excellence (OK-INBRE), and the Cancer Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE)

Summer Programs. Again this year, approximately 60 students will be hosted in labs on the

OUHSC campus and across the OK-INBRE network. All participants will receive valuable research

experience, be given the chance to present their summer projects at a poster competition, and

receive a generous stipend.

The deadline to apply is February 5th, 2019.

The online application and additional information about these programs are on the SURP website:



OK-INBRE Research Project Investigator (RPI) Program

Proposal deadline: February 22, 2019

Call for proposals:

The Oklahoma IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (OK-INBRE) is requesting

applications for Research Project Investigator Awards (RPI).  The program seeks to support

proposals designed to generate preliminary data that enhances the competitiveness of the

OUHSC/OMRF investigators for future extramural funding.  The proposed project must align

with one of the biomedical research themes of the OK-INBRE program: Cancer, Developmental

Biology or Infectious Diseases.  The RPI project period is 2 ½ years in duration funded at

$100,000 in direct costs per year.  Selected projects will commence in May 2019.



ORAU-Directed Research and Development (ODRD) Program

The FY 2019 competition for collaborative awards of up to $75,000 to be shared between the

university and ORAU researchers is now open. We anticipate and expect that these seed funds

will position the collaborative teams to be more competitive for new, external funding opportunities.

The deadline for joint ORAU/university proposals is March 25, 2019 and potential university

partners are encouraged to submit concepts for discussion with ORAU partners as soon as possible.





No new Notices from NIH for this Newsletter



Please Note:  When only one application is allowed per Institution according to the sponsor

instructions, a one-page letter of intent summarizing the proposed project should be submitted

to the Vice President for Research at least one month prior to the application deadline (unless

otherwise noted).  The letters of intent will be reviewed and a single application will be chosen  

for submission from the University.




No new Grant Proposal Announcements from NIH for this Newsletter