The University of Michigan Office of Research (UMOR) has central responsibility for nurturing excellence in research, scholarship and creative activity across the entire campus. Limited Submission and other funding competitions are managed by the Office of Vice President for Research (OVPR).
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.
Veterans Affairs (VA) Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) - A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) must be completed when a U-M faculty member with a Veterans Affairs (VA) appointment is identified on a Federal grant or contract application. MOUs are active for one year and must be updated annually.
A copy of the most recent VA MOU must be submitted to ORSP at the time of proposal submission and with each non-competing renewal application and at the time the just-in-time material is requested for NIH applications.