The primary role of the ORA is to provide the campus with professional guidance and administrative support for all sponsored research activities. ORA includes Contract and Grant Administration, Research Policy and Compliance, Extramural Fund Management, Human Research Protection Program, Animal Research Oversight, and Research Safety Committees. ORA maintains accurate records and administrative oversight of all CTSI research projects and ensures proper administration of contracts and grants awarded to CTSI researchers at UCLA through the following mechanisms:

Office of Contract and Grant Administration (OCGA)

The UCLA Office of Contract and Grant Administration (OCGA) assists the campus research community in reviewing, approving and submitting proposal applications and negotiating and executing contracts and grants from government and non-profit sponsors. OCGA has primary responsibility for the interpretation of University-wide and campus policy, sponsor guidelines, and applicable federal and state laws and regulations related to governmental and non-profit sponsored activities. OCGA also executes all outgoing Subawards issued under grants or collaborative agreements.

Office for the Protection for Research Subjects (OHRPP)

OHRPP is the administrative arm of the UCLA Human Research Protection Program (HRPP). The OHRPP, in partnership with the research community, is responsible for ensuring the safety and welfare of participants in Human Research Projects conducted under the aegis of UCLA. The OHRPP provides the campus and the five UCLA Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) with professional guidance and administrative support. The IRBs are the committees designated by UCLA to review the conduct of research involving human subjects that is conducted by UCLA faculty and staff (conducting studies involving human subjects within the course and scope of their duties) as well as UCLA students (conducting studies involving human subjects within the course of their studies). The function of the IRBs is to ensure adherence to all federal, state, local, and institutional regulations concerning the protection of human subjects in research.

For more information, please visit the Office of Research Administration website.

Last updated
December 15, 2023