The Office of Research Administration is the sponsored projects administration office under Johns Hopkins University Research Administration (JHURA). JHURA serves Johns Hopkins University’s Whiting School of Engineering, Carey  Business School, School of Education, Peabody Institute, Bloomberg School of Public Health, School of Advanced International Studies, and the Applied Physics Lab. Our office strives to provide top quality support to the Johns Hopkins community’s research, creative activity, technology transfer, and outreach/policy initiatives.  In layman’s terms, we process the grants and contracts that are procured by the school’s faculty, and our blog will discuss the various issues that are encountered in the research administration arena.  While many of our entries will reference Hopkins-specific procedures, our intended audience is actually the entire RA community, as we all will face the same problems regarding, say, a glitch in the NIH computer system.  Consequently, we hope to facilitate discussions across RA offices in an effort to help everyone make their jobs a bit easier.

Our crack staff here at ORA will be posting regularly on topics that we feel are important to the masses, but we also will be happy to write on things in which our readership has interest.  To that end, please don’t hesitate to leave us a note here, or send an email to admin@bloggingora.com with any comments or suggestions.  We also welcome submissions from our colleagues, so please contact us if you are interested in contributing!

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