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About ORA

Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News Service

The premier function of the Office of Research Administration (ORA) is to provide an array of high quality services and expertise to support the research mission and sponsored projects administration at Stanford University.

ORA is led by G. Russell Brewer, Associate Vice President of Research Administration and is an administrative organization within the Office of the Vice President for Business Affairs and Chief Financial Officer and the Vice Provost and Dean of Research.

As a central organization, ORA collaborates with multiple central and school-based partner groups to provide expertise and deliver effective research administration services, systems, tools and processes to support faculty and staff in soliciting, securing and managing extramural project funding.

ORA is composed of Cost and Management Analysis; Property Management Office; Research Administration Policy and Compliance; Sponsored Receivables Management; Client Advocacy and Education; Organizational Insights; and the Office of Sponsored Research.  ORA also provides oversight for the Stanford Electronic Research Administration (SeRA), eCertification, Clinical Research Invoicing System for Participants (CRISP),  Electronic PI Lab Use Survey (ePLUS) systems.