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Vice President for Research

The Vice President for Research oversees and manages all research activities at OUHSC.  For more information on research at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, please visit the Office of the Vice President for Research.

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

IRB serves as a resource to OU faculty and staff for information on research education requirements, application forms, and project approvals and reviews.

Direct Links:

Application Forms

Education Requirements


Meetings and Deadlines

Expedited - click here to determine if your project may be expedited

Exempt - click here to determine if your project may be exempt


Office of Research Administration (ORA)

ORA serves as a central resource to OU faculty and staff for all aspects of research and for processing service contracts. The office provides information regarding funding sources, proposal submissions, budget reviews and more. ORA reviews, negotiates, and executes all basic research, clinical research, public service, professional service agreements and most provider and affiliation agreements. The office is the institutional liaison on all research administration and service contract matters and has Institutional signature authority for grant submissions and industry sponsored research. Any research grant proposal with financial requests must be routed through the ORA SoonerTrack II online system, now available through Self-Service.

To contact the ORA call 405-271-2090 or email  


Office of Research Services (ORS) - Norman

The primary purpose of the Office of Research Services (ORS) is to support research within the University community.   The ORS has responsibility for pre- and post-award research administration including financial administration on the University of Oklahoma – Norman Campus, excluding those sponsored programs funded through the College of Continuing Education.  Units reporting to the ORS are Research Information Services, Proposal Services, Research Administration, and Post Award Financial Services.  The 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.

Oklahoma Shared Clinical and Translational Resources (OSCTR)

The OSCTR provides clinical and translational resources and infrastructure to investigators.

Schusterman Library

Schusterman Library is here to help make students, faculty and staff become scholars.


Qualtrics is an online survey tool that delivers customized surveys for our educational /research environments. Qualtrics offers the ability to create professional surveys delivered via email to a desired population with responses collected directly for import into spreadsheet and statistical software packages, such as SPSS. Free training and support is offered to the OU Tulsa campus.

Users may logon to the Qualtrics system here. 

Staff not affiliated with an academic college may contact the office of Human Resources.  Alternatively, anyone with a valid OU or OUHSC email address may create a limited account from any of the logon pages listed on (the link to do so is underneath the prompt for username and password).

Qualtrics provides extensive online help, and online training. This is a hosted service by Qualtrics and they offer free technical support for all OU Tulsa staff and faculty. Contact them via phone 801.374.6682 ext. 6800 9am-8pm ET or email

Grants and Funding

Offices that may be of assistance to OU School of Community Medicine personnel seeking grant funding:

All funding (even foundation support) must be routed through the Office of Research Administration.   

The OUHSC Office of Research Administration (ORA)
The ORA serves as the institutional liaison with external agencies and organizations on all research administration and service contract matters. Any research proposal with financial requests must go through ORA. The ORA website has helpful information on grant resources, funding sources and proposal development.


Center Watch offers a FREE grant notification service for sites and networks interested in securing clinical research grants

Submit your information to be stored in a database and regularly run against sponsor or CRO requests for qualified investigators with expertise in specific therapeutic areas and disease specialties. If a match is found, your site information will be provided to the sponsor or CRO for consideration. For more information, please contact Tracy Lawton at or (617) 948-5132.

Funding agencies and searchable databases:

Organization Interests
Assoc. of American Medical Colleges
Education, Service
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Healthcare Quality and Research
Alzheimer's Association       Alzheimer’s
American Cancer Society Cancer
American Diabetes Association Diabetes
American Heart Association Cardio
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Disease Control
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Medicaid and Medicare
The Commonwealth Fund Healthcare Quality, Policy, Reform
Community of Science Database for medical, health, scientific funding
Congressionally Directed Medical Research
Army, Military
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Military Defense – biology, medicine, computer science, chemistry, physics, engineering, mathematics, material sciences, social sciences, neuroscience, etc. Database for federal grants
The Hearst Foundations Education, Health, Social Service
HRSA Improving, expanding healthcare for underserved
HUD Housing, Community
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Juvenile Diabetes
The Kresge Foundation Health, Environment, Community, Education
Markle Foundation IT in Healthcare
Mott (Charles Stewart) Foundation Civil Society, Environment, Policy
NIH  Health 
National Science Foundation Research, Education in Science and Engineering
OK Center for Advancement Science and Tech Oklahoma Science and Technology
Office National Coordinator Health Info. Tech Health Information Technology
Packard (David & Lucile) Foundation Children, Science, Reproductive Health, Human Capitol, Childhood Obesity, Coverage, Pioneer, Public
proposalCENTRAL Database for government, non-profit, private
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health, Quality/Equity, Vulnerable Populations
Susan G. Komen Foundation      Breast Cancer
The Foundation Fighting Blindness Education, Health, Kids, Families, Race, Civic
W.K. Kellogg Foundation Education, Health, Kids, Families, Race, Civic