Office of Research Facilitation
The Office of Research Facilitation (ORF) provides a wide array of services to support faculty and student research endeavors at the pre-award stage. In addition to providing assistance with proposal development and budget development, ORF facilitates internal approval and sign-off on all proposals for external funding. ORF compiles information regarding submitted and awarded proposals and reports the data to the college on a monthly basis. The office also acts as a liaison to funding agencies, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, other colleges/universities, and more.
With the college Nursing Research Committee, ORF coordinates and sponsors monthly educational sessions related to grantsmanship, as well as the annual College of Nursing Research Day which showcases research endeavors of both faculty and students.
ORF also provides administrative assistance for mock reviews and think tanks for grant proposals. Post-award management is the responsibility of the principal investigator, in coordination with their departments business/grant manager on fiscal matters.
The ORF statisticians provide consultation to faculty on design, methods, power calculations and analysis. They frequently serve as co-investigators and contribute to the grant application contents. Support staff is available for faculty for assistance with regular database maintenance, data queries and data cleaning, as well as table/graph/figure development in preparation of funding applications, manuscripts and final reports.
Post-award management is the responsibility of the principal investigator, in coordination with their departments business/grant manager on fiscal matters.