If you will be submitting a proposal that is due in December or by mid- January, please submit your information sheet as soon as possible.
In alignment with the University’s closure for the upcoming Winter Break, ORS will be closed on December 22, 2023 – January 1, 2024, reopening on January 2, 2024. ORS will not be conducting any business during the holiday break.
If you plan to submit a proposal that has a deadline during the holiday break or the submission deadline is due within three days of the reopening (i.e., January 2nd, 3rd, or 4th), please submit all final documents to ORS on or before December 19th. In alignment with its OVPRP submission guidelines, all proposal documents are due pursuant to the above timeline.
Should you need urgent assistance during the holiday closure, contact Michael Purcell at firstname.lastname@example.org, who will have limited email availability during the break. All other matters will be addressed when the University reopens for regular business hours.
The goal of the Office of Research Services (ORS) under the Vice President for Research and Partnerships (VPRP) is to function as a highly trained, customer service-oriented organization whose primary purpose is to support externally funded research and sponsored activities within the university community. ORS has responsibility for pre-award and award administration on the Norman campus and Norman campus-related programs on the Tulsa campus. ORS is the institutional unit authorized by the Board of Regents to submit proposals to and accept awards from external entities for financial support in the form of grants, contracts, and cooperative or other agreements.
For general questions, call the ORS main phone number, (405) 325-4757, or contact us at email@example.com.
Office of Research Services consists of five units:
Award Administration (AA) is responsible for negotiating and accepting all sponsored awards and agreements funded by federal and state agencies, business and industry, and other public and private sources on behalf of the University of Oklahoma. The sponsored project award document is an official binding agreement that sets forth the parties’ rights and obligations and governs the sponsored project's conduct. AA reviews awards to ensure compliance with Federal and State Laws, university and sponsor policies and procedures in accomplishing the statement of work within the awarded budget. AA provides an infrastructure supporting the principal investigator (PI), the primary individual responsible for scientific integrity and fiscal and administrative management throughout the award period. To identify your AA contact, please review the contact list.
The Office of Research Services (ORS) provides in-person, online, and recorded training events for faculty and staff. The goal of these training opportunities is to provide information, examples, and other resources to assist researchers in developing more competitive proposals and grow the OU research enterprise. To view a list of upcoming and recorded events, visit our Training and Development page.
Data Management generates proposal and award data from its Cayuse grants management software. These reports are prepared monthly by the Data Manager and are posted to the ORS website. The Data Manager also administers the ORS dashboard for sponsored research data, which is built on Microsoft Power BI and allows export of information filtered by criteria selections. The Data Manager also provides custom reports as needed from the proposal and award data. Contact the Data Manager to request custom report needs, research proposal and award data questions, and help with the Cayuse system.