Welcome to UCLA Research Administration

UCLA’s Office of Research Administration (ORA) provides operational infrastructure, regulatory compliance oversight and guidance, financial management and reporting, and administrative services in support of the UCLA research program and the faculty, staff and students who are part of the campus research community.

ORA is led by Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Administration Marcia Smith, reporting to Vice Chancellor for Research Roger Wakimoto. ORA organizational units include: Contract and Grant Administration (OCGA), Extramural Fund Management (EFM), Human Research Protection Program (OHRPP), Research Safety and Animal Welfare Administration (RSAWA), Research Information Systems (ORIS), Research Data Management (ORDM), and Business and Financial Services (OBFS).

Recent Communications

  • April 12, 2019

    Excellence in Research: The Funding Model, F&A Reimbursement, and Why the System Works

  • February 25, 2019

    Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Scott Waugh issued a memorandum to emphasize the importance of complying with U.S. laws and regulations and UC and UCLA policies that govern how international engagements are managed and reported.

  • November 28, 2018

    Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Administration Marcia Smith issued a memorandum on November 28, 2018 to remind researchers and staff of the requirement to report all sources of research funding in federal grant applications.

Video: NIH Story

The National Institutes of Health has produced a new video that captures the spirit, mission, community, and the lifesaving work at NIH and the more than 2,500 auniversities, medical schools, and other research institutions in every state and around the world. This video tells the story of NIH and our community, and represents the thousands of people who dedicate their lives to improving health and fighting disease, and operating the biomedical research enterprise that enables this important work.

Research Administration Forum (RAF)

Conveying important information to campus research administrators monthly.

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ORA Online Resource Center

A single point of access to new and existing research-related information and resources, and communication between campus and central administration.

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