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Our Mission

The mission of the Office of Research Administration (ORA) is to provide exceptional support for IU's research community in order to catalyze research productivity and protect the institution and its research community from risk.

ORA accomplishes this mission by minimizing the impediments to research activity, promoting research conduct that meets the highest standards of ethical integrity, and ensuring that research activity is compliant with all local, state, and federal regulations.

Our Organization

The Office of Research Administration provides IU's research community with the following services:

Sponsored Project Administration Services

  • Grants and Contracts Support Services
  • Sponsored Project Analysis and Reporting
  • Sponsored Project Cash Management
  • Sponsored Project Compliance Oversight

Research Administration Systems and Decision Support

  • Data and Reports
  • Internal/Homegrown Systems
  • Kuali Coeus Grants*
  • MyRA – My Research Administration

*ORA works in a collaborative partnership with UITS to provide these services to the
  IU research community.

Senior Leadership

Fred H. Cate - Vice President for Research
Steven A. Martin - Associate Vice President for Research Administration
John W. Talbott - Assistant Vice President for Research Administration, IUPUI
James Becker - Executive Director of Grants Administration
Bethany Wuensch - Director of Grant Services, IUB
Jim Engel - Director, Grants Administration Finance Operations and Compliance
Lora O'Connor - Executive Director of Research Administration Systems and Decision Support

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