Tufts research administration infrastructure is comprised of central offices within the Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR), as well as local research administrators positioned within schools and centers. The Office of Research Administration (ORA) and Sponsored Programs Accounting (SPA) within the OVPR facilitate research and compliance by providing central pre-award and post-award services. Both offices work with local research administrators to support investigators in pursuing and managing sponsored funding.
The mission of Research Administration at Tufts is to facilitate the research endeavors of Tufts University faculty, staff, and students via support of sponsored research activities. Please see the descriptions of pre- and post-award central administration and Local Research Administrators below to learn more about roles, responsibilities, and how Tufts research administration can help you.
Office of Research Administration (ORA): Central Pre-Award
Office of Research Administration (ORA) is responsible for pre-award and non-fiscal post-award administration of awards, including:
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Sponsored Programs Accounting (SPA) is responsible for:
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Local Research Administrators (LRAs) provide pre-and post-award support to investigators who engage in sponsored activities related to research, teaching, and service. They are located at the schools and centers to provide hands-on active day-to-day support.
LRAs responsibilities include:
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