The mission of the Office of Research Administration (ORA) is to provide collaborative administrative support, efficient systems, and technical expertise to facilitate scholarship, research, and discovery within the Emory community from inception through application and dissemination.


The Office of Research Administration (ORA) will support the overarching mission of the research enterprise by executing three distinct areas of focus:

#1: Building a Robust and Resilient Infrastructure 

  • Update and communicate research policies and procedures
  • Adopt research information technology solutions
  • Collaborate with schools/units to build the necessary infrastructure for research administration

 #2: Pursuing and Reaching Operational Efficiency 

  • Publish program and operational metrics 
  • Undertake scheduled external program reviews
  • Solicit feedback from stakeholders on service through surveys, Faculty Advisory Board and other methods
  • Implement continuous quality improvement projects led by the ORA Dragon Team 

#3: Recruiting and Developing a Strong and Supported Workforce 

  • Provide a robust orientation, onboarding activities, and continued career development program
  • Initiate the One-ORA enterprise enhancing career ladders and movement across