Department:

UAMS Human Research Advisory Committee

Policy Number:

2.5

Section:

Relationships

Effective Date:

July 31, 2002

Revision Date:

November 18, 2002

SUBJECT:  To the Office of Research Sponsored Programs

The UAMS Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) serves as the central coordination point for all research and sponsored program grants.  This office works directly with principal investigators to insure that the management of funds from granting agencies are made available with minimum loss of time and effort.  ORSP is responsible for protecting UAMS interests through the review of sponsored project proposals, contract and grant award review and negotiation, administration of funds, and policy and procedure initiation and implementation.  In addition, ORSP offers educational opportunities for researchers and other health care support staff.  ORSP works with the HRAC by referring principal investigators to the HRAC submission process when grants involving human subject research are received.  In addition, continuation grant awards are dependent upon continuing review approvals issued by the HRAC for research protocols originating from grants.  ORSP is an independent department within the Academic Affairs Division and reports directly to the VCAA.