UMOR is home to a variety of diverse interdisciplinary research units that span topics ranging from human development to energy to mobility transformation, and research units like the Business Engagement Center (BEC) and TechTransfer.
ORSP manages pre-award and some post-award research activity for U-M. We review contracts for sponsored projects applying regulatory, statutory and organizational knowledge to balance the university's mission, the sponsor's objectives, and the investigator's intellectual pursuits.
Ethics and compliance in research covers a broad range of activity from general guidelines about conducting research responsibly to specific regulations governing a type of research (e.g., human subjects research, export controls, conflict of interest).
eResearch is U-M's site for electronic research administration. Access: Regulatory Management (for IRB or IBC rDNA applications); Proposal Management (eRPM) for the e-routing, approval, and submission of proposals (PAFs) and Unfunded Agreements (UFAs) to external entities); and Animal Management (for IACUC protocols and ULAM).
Sponsored Programs manages the post-award financial activities of U-M's research enterprise and other sponsored activities to ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws as well as sponsor regulations. The Office of Contract Administration (OCA) is also part of the Office of Finance - Sponsored Programs.
A non-disclosure agreement (NDA) is a legal contract between at least two parties to share confidential material, knowledge, or information. ORSP negotiates NDAs for research activity involving U-M and are completed via an Unfunded Agreement (UFA) form in the eResearch Proposal Management (eRPM) system.