The primary role of the Office of Research Administration (ORA) is to provide the campus with professional guidance and administrative support for all sponsored research activities.


Contract & Grant

Research Policy &

Extramural Fund

Human Research
Protection Program

Research Safety and
Animal Welfare

Assists the campus research enterprise in the process of applying for, accepting, and administering contract and grant awards


Interprets and develops research policy, coordinates issues that bridge compliance boundaries, and provides the UCLA research community with advice and assistance on matters related to research policy, ethics and compliance.

Monitors all extramural research funds to ensure that agency requirements are met and that University assets have proper financial management. EFM receives contract and grant monies, submits invoices and files financial reports.

Ensures the safety and welfare of human research participants in studies conducted by UCLA faculty, staff or students. In addition, OHRPP supports the Institutional Review Board process and conducts post-approval monitoring and on-site reviews.

Supports UCLA research programs in their efforts to enhance and further improve the safety of workers and the environment, the physical security of research areas, and the welfare of laboratory animals. Committees review and approve proposals related to animal use, biohazardous agents, and radiation.


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