OHSU Investigator's Guide
The purpose of this cheat sheet is to help you begin to navigate the research funding process—from finding a grant to managing your award. We'll point you toward helpful resources, and explain the structure of Research Administration at OHSU.
Who we are
Research Development and Administration (RDA) is made up of the following departments:
Research Funding and Development Services (RFDS) provides services to help you find funding, improve grant-writing skills, pursue professional development, and strategically plan for future research projects. The department offers trainings and workshops, as well as one-on-one consultations.
Research Grants and Contracts (RGC) helps investigators submit grant applications. RGC analysts will help you understand the processes involved in submitting an application, reviewing a proposal, and setting up an award. Each department at OHSU is assigned a specific RGC analyst. Learn who your analyst is early on and talk to them frequently while you're developing a proposal.
Depending on your research, you may also need to contact the Clinical Trials Office (CTO) or Technology Transfer and Business Development (TTBD). Not sure which office to talk to? Use the Pre-Award Office Finder.
Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA), OHSU's post-award office, works with you to ensure proper fiscal management of sponsored project awards. They also to act as the institutional intermediary between the OHSU community and the external agencies that provide their funding.
Research Administration Training and Education (RATE) is the hub for training opportunities specific to research administration and other resources for those working in the research mission.
Research Integrity is charged with protecting and assuring compliance under the laws that govern the rights and welfare of human and animal subjects, and the oversight of basic and applied scientific research at OHSU.
Before you start
- Find funding
- Who can be a PI at OHSU?
- Forms you will need
- Which pre-award office should I contact?
- Research cores & shared resources
Preparing your proposal
Managing your grant
- Track the status of your grant
- Work with your assigned financial analyst
- Know your post-award responsibilities
Not sure where to start? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll do our best to point you in the right direction.