The Office of the Vice President for Research oversees a variety of interdisciplinary units that collaborate with faculty, staff, students and external partners to catalyze, support and safeguard research and scholarship activity.
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.
Q: Do you (or does ORSP) update the "Find a Research Administrator - Blue Pages" for our (department/unit/school/college/institute)? A: The data gets updated nightly from the Proposal Management Data Warehouse. You will want to have your Unit Liaison update it in the eResearch Proposal Management System. They can call 4-HELP (option 3) with questions.
Q: I want to apply to the University of Michigan to do research as a student, graduate student, or post-doc. A: Research and internship opportunities are available for enrolled students. You can find graduate program application materials on the Rackham website (http://rackham.umich.edu). For undergraduate admissions go to http://admissions.umich.edu.
Q: I would like a career or internship in research with the University of Michigan. A: Jobs and internships, even in research, are arranged through the academic department or posted on http://careers.umich.edu.
Q: I am an international student from another school looking for an internship. Can I send you my resume? A: Unfortunately we cannot accept résumés and applications for graduate programs or research opportunities. Find application materials on the Rackham graduate programs website or follow the employment application procedures on the University of Michigan careers/job postings site. Do check the eligibility requirements for any programs you see. Many summer research opportunities are only available to U.S. Citizens.
Q: I am a faculty member/post-doc/research assistant and would like to find some funding. A: Check the U-M Library's http://funding.research.umich.edu for funding databases. There, you can arrange a consultation with a librarian who can help you with resources. If applying for funding, your next point-of-contact should be your department's research administrator. You can find that person here: Find a Research Administrator (Blue Pages).
Q: I have heard that UMOR has Funding Opportunities, and I want information about them.
A: Our international partnerships and UMOR-hosted internal funding opportunities reside on our Find Funding page. There you can also find a listing of our Faculty Grants and Awards with deadlines and contact information.
Q: I would like to declare my intent to submit to UMOR for a Limited Submission opportunity. A: Contact Tricia McCain Ebright at UMORlimitedsubmissions@umich.edu.
Q: I am trying to locate a research publication or get approval for a citation. A: We do not keep research publications for loan or purchase. If published, it may be available via the National Institutes of Health PubMed Central or our U-M library. For citations, please use standard citation methods.
Q: I am a faculty member | post-doc | research assistant and need to know how to route my proposal/work with ORSP. A: Your first point of contact should be your department's research administrator. You can find that person here: Find a Research Administrator (Blue Pages)
Q: I would like to participate in a research study? Or, I have a particular physical condition or medical situation, and I would like to participate in a clinical trial. I need to contact the staff. A: Visit https://umhealthresearch.org to learn more about Clinical Trial Studies and participation opportunities. Their phone number is 877.536.4243.
Q: I need a report on proposal award data. Neither SAW nor Business Objects U-M-Maintained/Research Reports have what I need.
A: If SAW does not provide the data required, and if your unit does not have access to BusinessObjects and its U-M-Maintained/Research reports, then you may contact 4-HELP with the Subject: "eRPM ORSP Tier 3," and the details of your request.