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Mission and Values

Our core values:

Accountability
Education
Equity
Excellence
Innovation
Integrity
Respect
Service
Subject Welfare
Teamwork
Transparency

The mission of the Office of the Vice Provost for Research & Scholarship is to work with our faculty, students, and staff to foster and encourage the highest quality research and creative activities.

We aim to achieve our mission by:

  • Developing and maintaining a culture and infrastructure that supports research/creative activities university-wide, and promotes protection of our human and animal subjects
  • Facilitating these activities by helping our investigators identify and obtain the resources they need to succeed
  • Promoting high ethical standards and compliance with applicable policies and guidelines of our partners, the university, and the state and federal governments
  • Educating our constituency regarding opportunities, procedures, and rules/guidelines in the performance and reporting of research
  • Facilitating communication with university leadership and with investigators by providing important information and by listening to concerns
  • Helping our investigators navigate regulatory hurdles and roadblocks
  • Promoting collaborative and innovative research programs that advance our knowledge and address regional, national and global societal needs

Mission-Driven Research

The comprehensive array of disciplines throughout our 11 schools and colleges positions the University of Miami to serve as a model for scholarly and artistic endeavors, and for integrated and interdisciplinary research that translates into innovative and actionable solutions. Find out how your research can align with the University's strategic plan, The Roadmap to Our New Century.

Experts to help with the first steps.

Education and Training

Learn IBIS Research, Workday, Velos and eProst. Browse over a dozen live Research Compliance & Quality Assurance Training courses, Find resources specific to medical researchers.

Research Development and Evaluation

Teams dedicated to connecting investigators with funding and with each other. This office administers the University's Laboratory for Integrative Knowledge (U-LINK) and Provost’s Research Awards. 

 

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Research Capacity and Operations

Teams that support reporting and data on sponsored projects at the University. They develop and maintain grant agreement management systems, effort certification and reporting, and research information technology.

Core Facilities and Shared Resources

Access over a dozen shared resources, including animal facilities, imaging, biostatistics, research supplies and specialized marine science resources.

Veterinary Resources

Personnel dedicated to providing the utmost care to animals in research facilities, including compliance with the highest standards for US animal research programs.

Roles and Responsibilities

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Submitting proposals, executing awards, conducting research, and administrating sponsored projects involves many different people and units throughout the University of Miami campuses. While there may be some minor variations in processes from Department to Department and College to College, the matrix below outlines the general process and identifies the appropriate party that has primary responsibility for different activities throughout the life cycle of a sponsored award.

Identification of Funding Opportunities

Roles and Responsibilities PI Dept / College ORA Pre-Award ORA Post-Award Other (OTT, Supply Chain Services, VPR)
Search for Opportunities X
Provide guidance on funding opportunities X X VPR

Proposal Preparation

Roles and Responsibilities PI Dept / College ORA Pre-Award ORA Post-Award Other (OTT, Supply Chain Services, VPR)
Write technical narrative X
Identify subcontractors and request budget and workscope materials X X X VPR
Develop budget X X
Identify need for cost sharing funds and obtain documentation for cost share support X X
Evaluate requests for F&A waivers or reductions X X VPR
Coordinate space arrangements X
Provide guidance on proposal preparation X X
Complete and ensure accuracy of the Proposal Routing Form (PCRF) X

Regulatory Requirements

Roles and Responsibilities PI Dept / College ORA Pre-Award ORA Post-Award Other (OTT, Supply Chain Services, VPR)

Complete compliance forms: Institutional Review Board,

Animal Care and Use, Institutional BioSafety, Dept. of Health and Safety, Financial Conflict of Interest Disclosures, Conflict of Interest forms etc.
X HSRO, IACUC, IBC, EH&S, DCM
Reviews and endorses compliance forms as needed X HSRO, IACUC, IBC, EH&S, DCM
Institutional oversight and facilitation of compliance issues X X VPR
Ensure that protocols and approvals for regulatory compliance requirements are kept current throughout the life of the project as required X X HSRO, IACUC, IBC, EH&S, DCM

Proposal Review and Approval

Roles and Responsibilities PI Dept / College ORA Pre-Award ORA Post-Award Other (OTT, Supply Chain Services, VPR)
Confirm that proposal meets sponsor requirements (text, margins, font, page limits, etc) X X
Review proposal before sending proposal to ORA X X X
Verify that cost sharing in proposal is listed and that all commitments have been secured X X
Review proposed cost sharing for approriateness X X
Programmatic review of proposal and sign PCRF for routing X X
Provide insitutional review and approval proposal X

Proposal Submission

Roles and Responsibilities PI Dept / College ORA Pre-Award ORA Post-Award Other (OTT, Supply Chain Services, VPR)
Electronic Submission X - unless deviation is agreed to by ORA
Paper Submission X - after ORA signoff X - after ORA signoff

Advance Accounts

Roles and Responsibilities PI Dept / College ORA Pre-Award ORA Post-Award Other (OTT, Supply Chain Services, VPR)
Electroinic Submission X
Paper Submission

Award Acceptance

Roles and Responsibilities PI Dept / College ORA Pre-Award ORA Post-Award Other (OTT, Supply Chain Services, VPR)
Search for Opportunities X

Award Setup

Roles and Responsibilities PI Dept / College ORA Pre-Award ORA Post-Award Other (OTT, Supply Chain Services, VPR)
Search for Opportunities X