he Office of Research Administration (ORA) promotes and facilitates scholarly activity at VCOM by supporting and administering all extramural and intramural activities. In support of the College’s mission, the ORA’s main responsibilities are:
Principal Investigators are assisted in the preparation and submission of grant, contract and cooperative agreement proposals. To that end, all grants, contracts and cooperative agreements representing College obligations must be authorized through ORA. The ORA is responsible for conducting negotiations, receiving and processing awards and other contractual modifications, administering the contracts and grants after award and insuring an orderly close-out of expired contracts and grants.
In addition, the ORA is charged with actively pursuing grant funding for educational, training and outreach programs for the College and the community, as well as maintaining financial and administrative reports on the College’s research programs.This web site contains information about funding, proposal preparation, research compliance and other policies and procedures related to ORA. Please use the links on the left to navigate to the different areas.