Office of Sponsored Research

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The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) is the Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) Authorized Organizational Representative (AOR) and the only GUMC organization authorized to bind the Medical Center in sponsored research agreementsOSR is responsible for reviewing grant and contract applications for compliance with sponsor and University policies, in cooperation with other University administrative offices.  All research and training grant and contract applications, without exception, must be approved by the Director or Deputy Director of OSR or their designee, prior to submission. OSR works closely with Research Development Services (RDS), a "sister" office that supports GUMC investigators with opportunity identification, proposal development and submission, and sub-recipient and independent consultant collaborations. See our Funding Opportunities and Proposals page for information on RDS and OSR roles in the proposal submission process. 

Contact Information

Email: osrapps@georgetown.edu

OSR Pre-award Office Phone (Building D, Room 283): 202-687-0020

OSR Post-award Office Phone (Harris Building, Suite 1100): (202) 687-1701

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The GUMC Research Development Services (RDS) Office is the GUMC focal point for development of sponsored research grant, contract and cooperative agreement proposals and applications.  RDS staff members work with GUMC investigators to identify sponsored research funding opportunities and develop proposals and application packages in accordance with sponsor and University requirements.

GU PASS  is the Georgetown University routing system for initiation and routing of proposal-related documentation to obtain internal approvals from the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) and other University offices responsible for compliance-related issues.

The Office of Corporate & Foundation Relations (CFR) in the Office of Advancement at Georgetown University serves as a university-wide liaison to coordinate and facilitate communications with corporate, foundation, and association donors. The CFR works closely with RDS and OSR to provide support to university programs, departments, faculty, and administrators as they pursue philanthropic partnerships and seek grants for research programs.

The GUMC Clinical Research Operations Office (CROO) provides services to Georgetown clinical investigators related to study start-up and administration and assistance ot clinical research sponsors in identifying GUMC investigators to participate in their research.

The Clinical Research Management Office (CRMO) provides administrative, nursing, and data management support for cancer treatment clinical trials conduced by Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC) clinical investigators. This includes all regulatory documents, IRB submissions, budget and contract negotiations, consenting of subjects, case management of patients while on study, side effect management, completion of case report forms, meeting with monitors, maintaining trial information on Lombardi website, design of electronic case report forms for institutional trials.

GUMC Shared Resources allow Georgetown University scientists to pool equipment, technicians and knowledge for the benefit of all. The program provides cost effective access to state-of-the-art technologies. Each shared resource is handled like a small business that provides a specialized service for a reasonable user fee and is coordinated by a faculty member who is experienced in that research area and has a staff that facilitates access to that resource. New shared resources are continually being developed and brought online. 

The Georgetown University Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA) provides oversight and guidance in human subject research; animal care and use; biosafety; chemical safety; radiation safety; occupational health; export controls; conflict of interest; handling of hazardous, controlled or regulated substances; material transfers; and research misconduct.

The Sponsored Projects Financial Operations Department (SPFO) in the Offic of Financial Affairs handles all post-award financial matters.  Contact SPFO with any issues regarding charges appearing on their Budget to Actuals Report (BAR), invoices to sponsors, payments to subcontractors, financial reporting or auditing.

sponsored research administration OVERVIEW

Research Development Services (RDS; Medical Campus, Building D, Suite 277), OSR's "sister" office, assists GUMC investigators with identification of sponsored research funding opportunities, proposal and budget development, internal proposal routing and approval, sponsor application package development and formalizing collaborations.

The Office of Corporate & Foundation Relations (CFR) in the Office of Advancement at Georgetown University serves as a university-wide liaison to coordinate and facilitate communications with corporate, foundation, and association donors. The CFR works closely with RDS and OSR to provide support to university programs, departments, faculty, and administrators as they pursue philanthropic partnerships and seek grants for research programs.

The OSR pre-award office (Medical Campus, Building D, Rm 283) services include internal proposal and sponsor application package review, administrative approval coordination and electronic submission of federal proposals.  The OSR pre-award office is responsible for reviewing all research applications to government and private funding agencies to ensure that proposal-related costs are accurate and proposals comply with Sponsor and the University guidelines.  Final review and approval is conducted by the OSR Director or their designee.  Following OSR review and approvel, foundation and corporate sponsored research funding applications are submitted by the RDS Deputy Director.  

The OSR post-award office  (Harris Building Suite 1100, 3300 Whitehaven Rd.) is responsible for award receipt, agreement negotiation and sponsored research spending account setup, as well as management and close-out of grant, cooperative agreement and contract awards, including sub-awards, independent contractor agreements and clinical trial agreements.  Contact the OSR post-award office for issues pertaining to research agreement negotiations, award budgets, no-cost extension requests, progress reports, or any other administrative award issue that requires sponsor prior approval. 

OSR Grants and Contracts Officers works collaboratively with the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC) Clinical Research Management Office (CRMO) on LCCC clinical trial contract and budget negotiation, including spending account and sub-site setup. Contact the Clinical Research Operations Office (CROO) for Biomedical Graduate Research Organization (BGRO) non-federal clinical trial contract and budget negotiation, implementation and administration. 

The Sponsored Projects Financial Operations Department (SPFO) in the Offic of Financial Affairs handles all post-award financial matters.  Contact SPFO with any issues regarding charges appearing on their Budget to Actuals Report (BAR), invoices to sponsors, payments to subcontractors, financial reporting or auditing.

The Georgetown University Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA) provides oversight and guidance in human subject research; animal care and use; biosafety; chemical safety; radiation safety; occupational health; export controls; conflict of interest; handling of hazardous, controlled or regulated substances; material transfers; and research misconduct.