About ORA

The University of Miami is a rapidly growing research-intensive institution. The Associate Vice President for the Office of Research Administration and the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost work closely to ensure that the research community receives professional, customer-oriented administrative support and that our extramural sponsors are assured research funds are managed appropriately. Please view our Quick Reference Guide for Sponsored Projects to learn more about sponsored projects and visit the various divisions of ORA below: 

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Laura B. Kozma is the Associate Vice President for the Office of Research Administration. She provides leadership for sponsored administration which includes proposal review, processing, contract negotiations, award funding, expenditure and compliance monitoring and serves as audit liaison for the Institution for sponsored awards.
Pre Award is responsible for assisting with the review, approval and submission of sponsored proposals, as well as the creation, negotiation and execution of Medicare Coverage Analysis (billing grids), clinical budgets and contracts/subcontracts.

The Post Award unit is responsible for the post award administration of all sponsored projects at UM. We set up new grant accounts, prepare and submit invoices and financial reports to the sponsors, and close out expired sponsored projects.

The Cost Analysis Team is responsible for critical financial and operational functions including monthly financial reconciliations, recharge/service center rates, human subject incentive ClinCard program, effort certification, and facilities and administrative (F&A) rate negotiation.

This page contains the office locations for Research Administration.

ORA roles and responsibilities

ORA Roles & Responsibilities

The ORA roles and responsibilities matrix outlines the general processes and identifies the appropriate party that has primary responsibility for different activities throughout the life cycle of a sponsored award. 

This page contains OVPRS training opportunities and additional training materials.