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, July 15, 2019


Bridge Grant Program – DUE DATE AUGUST 16, 2019 (REVISED GUIDELINES)

The primary objective of the PHF Bridge Grant program is to provide funding to enhance OUHSC faculty competitiveness for extramural

funding.  OUHSC Principal Investigators who have submitted an extramural application that was scored but not funded within the past

18 months and is requesting over $750,000 in total direct costs and over $200,000 in total facilities and administration (F&A) costs and

received a review that ranks applications and provides critiques are eligible.  This program can provide funding for up to $75,000 for

one year.  Guidelines and Application Form is attached or can be found at: Grant Guidelines - August 16 2019.docx?ver=2019-07-16-080651-860



Interested in becoming an IRB Member?

The OUHSC Institutional Review Board (IRB) currently has openings for new IRB members.  The IRB reviews applications and reports

for human research projects to ensure that the rights and welfare of human participants are protected and that risk of harm is minimized.

If you are interested in medical or social science research and would like to be involved with protecting the rights, safety and welfare of

individuals who volunteer to participate in research, IRB membership may be for you.  Current members have expressed that of all the

committee’s they have participated in, the IRB has been the most rewarding.  Members enjoy an increased understanding of research

and exposure to cutting edge issues and current controversies in medical diagnostics and treatments.  In addition, valuable collaboration

may result from working closely with board members from a variety of disciplines.

If you are interested in learning more about IRB membership, please contact the HRPP Office at 405-271-2045 or email to



The Diabetes CoBRE Program at OUHSC intends to support pilot projects. The goal is to provide seed funds to support

projects that have the potential to receive NIH funding in the future. Any investigator working in the state of Oklahoma who meets the

requirements defined below, and who has a project related to diabetes or diabetic complications, is welcome to apply.  The application

deadline is 5pm, August 16, 2019.   Funding starts by October 1, 2019.  See the attached document and go to: Projects in Diabetes COBRE flyer 2018.pdf?ver=2018-10-08-074842-337


Reminders of NIH Policies on Other Support and Policies Related to Financial Conflicts of Interest and Foreign Components



The Society of Research Administration is a great resource for grant management and processes training.  We encourage

departments to support their employees that are involved with the management of a grant to attend these meetings.  There are

annual meetings and other meetings that cover more specific topics.  The meetings are a great resource for grant specific knowledge

and networking with people in similar roles.



The University has contracted with a new vendor for biomedical waste transport & treatment.  Capital Waste Solutions, LLC has been

awarded the new contract that becomes effective August 1, 2019.  During the next 30 days, Stericycle will contact each department to

schedule final pickup services and also to retrieve their containers and bins.  Also during this 30 day transition, it is important that you make

arrangements with the new contracted vendor; Capital Waste Solutions, LLC to set up your departmental account and billing information,

and arrange a new pickup schedule.  Please reference OU RFP# R-20009-20.  Information for the account representative and contact

information is below and will also be listed on the Purchasing website.  If you have questions about this transition, you can email  and identify your department and campus and someone will assist you.  

Capital Waste Solutions, LLC 

Lonnie McPheter

Cell phone:  918-500-0369

Office phone: 918-477-0100


Purchasing website link:



IBEST-OUHSC Funding for Interdisciplinary Research – Request for Applications to support collaborative research activities

between OUHSC researchers and OU-Norman researchers in the area of biomedical engineering - Deadline August 1, 2019 –

please see guidelines and face page attached page_final.pdf?ver=2019-07-01-074315-193


Biosafety Level 3 Containment Laboratory (BSL-3) – Following an initial lab shutdown for replacement of the flooring,

multiple problems requiring intervention were discovered leading to a lengthy renovation. The renovation and remediation of the

laboratory is now finished, and as of July 1, 2019 the laboratory is back open for use by OUHSC investigators. If you have a need

to work in the BSL-3 containment laboratory or for additional information, please contact the Facility Manager, Arto Baghdayan

(; 271-3393 or ex.30071).



The Oklahoma Clinical and Translational Science Institute (OCTSI) and Oklahoma Shared Clinical and Translational

Resources  (OSCTR) is soliciting applications for its Clinical and Translational Research Pilot (CTRP) Grants Program and its

Community Engaged Research Exploratory Awards.


Oklahoma Shared Clinical and Translational Resources Clinical and Translational Research Pilot (CTRP) Grants

The purpose of the program is to provide funding for collaborative and/or multi-disciplinary clinical and translational pilot projects

between investigators of the OSCTR member institutions. The program seeks to support proposals designed to generate preliminary

data that will result in improved health and/or healthcare for citizens of Oklahoma and other IDeA states and enhance the

competitiveness of the investigators for future extramural funding. The program also seeks to fund innovative concepts, approaches,

and methodologies that bring fresh new ideas to solving the health issues of those living in Oklahoma and collaborating IDeA states.

Projects that focus on the medically underserved and on health concerns prevalent within Oklahoma and our OSCTR partners will

be a priority. Only projects which meet the NIH definition of clinical and/or translational research will be accepted.

Approved CTRP grants will be funded for a period starting January 1, 2020 contingent on NIH approval of just in time (JIT) information.

All funds are required to be expended by December 31, 2020.

The forms, instructions, and submission link can be found at:

Deadlines for submission:   Pilot Proposal – Friday, August 9, 2019 at 5:00 PM CDT


Oklahoma Shared Clinical and Translational Resources Community-Engaged Research Exploratory (CERE) Awards

This program is intended to support community engagement to develop funded research partnerships. Funds can be used for research

development activities, including convening partners, working with individuals pursuing related work, and conducting needs assessments

in community settings. The funds cannot be used to support actual human-subjects research protocols, which can be funded under other

OSCTR pilot research programs and/or external funding.

The application should consist of a 2-page letter from the main applicant (which can be either a community agency or an academic

researcher) describing the collaboration, the contributions that the proposed work will make to a successful research partnership, and a

line item budget. Budget requests are expected to be $5,000-$10,000 with budgets that permit the expenditure of the entire award by

June 30, 2020. A separate letter of support from either the academic or community partner indicating their agreement with the proposed

activities should also be included. Proposals will be evaluated on a rolling basis beginning July 1, 2019. Please submit proposals by

email to


Interested applicants can discuss their proposal, eligibility, allowable budget items, and available funding by contacting the OSCTR staff

at or call 405-271-3480.



Harold Hamm Diabetes Center (HHDC) - Please mark your calendar for the 16th Annual Harold Hamm

Diabetes Center Research Symposium.  This event will be held on Friday, November 15, 2019 at the Samis Education Center at

Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma City. Deadline for abstracts will be announced later this summer.  Additional details will be posted on  Questions?  Please email





Notice to Extend the Expiration Date of PAR-16-412: NIAID Resource-Related Research Projects (R24)


Notice to Extend the Expiration Date for PAR-18-207 "NIBIB Trailblazer Award for New and Early Stage Investigators

(R21 Clinical Trial Optional)" (NOT-EB-19-014)


Notice of Additional Receipt Date for RFA-ES-16-005 "Mechanism for Time-Sensitive Opportunities in Environmental Health Sciences

(R21)" (NOT-ES-19-015)


Extension of Deadline for RFA-FD-19-023 "National Project to Support and Promote Consistent Implementation of the Standards for

the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption (U18)" (NOT-FD-19-013)


Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Availability of Administrative Supplements for Enhancing Utility and Usage of Common Fund Data

Sets (NOT-RM-19-009)


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 NIH Announcements this week.