The Office of the Vice-President for Research has made funds available to University Shared Resources to assist OHSU investigators in covering core costs associated with the development and submission of new grants. The following activities, commonly called 'pre-award consulting services', are generally the activities for which investigators seek core assistance. They include:
- identification of appropriate core resources,
- experimental design,
- assay development,
- generation of preliminary data.
OHSU investigators with insufficient funds to cover the costs of these essential activities can apply to the Shared Resource Director. However, application of these funds is at the discretion of the Director. The support covered by these funds may include consultation time, reagents, supplies and technical staff time for pilot studies, and other core costs required for assisting investigators in grant submission.