Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Office of Research Administration

Handling the business of research,
so faculty can perform the research


Jefferson's Office of Research Administration (ORA) assists researchers in applying for, and managing sponsored funding through our mission, which is:

  • To serve as the official point of contact for the various
      sponsors of scientific and scholarly activity.
  • To facilitate the relationship between Jefferson investigators
      and these sponsors.
  • To ensure sponsored projects are managed in accordance
      with sponsor regulations and Jefferson policies.
  • To provide education and resources to support the
      management of sponsored programs.

    Research Administration is managed through, Research Administration Center of Excellence (RACE), a shared service center that provides faculty-centric research administration support across TJU.
NCURA Region II's conference Dr. Karen Knudsen was the keynote speaker at NCURA Region II's conference in Philadelphia on May 3, 2016. Pictured here are staff from Offices of Research Support Services that attended the conference.

2018 Conflicts of Interest Disclosure Process Information

Thomas Jefferson University’s Committee on Conflicts of Interest and Commitment is pleased to announce the opening of the 2018 COI Annual Disclosure process. Beginning Monday, January 22, 2018, you will receive your personalized invitation to disclose financial interests from the Jefferson COI Committee via email address JEFFCOISmart@jefferson.edu. Please complete your COI disclosure form on or before Monday, February 5, 2018. The Jefferson COI Committee looks forward to working with you to ensure that the public remains confident in our commitment to the integrity of academic medicine and biomedical research. Please refer to the following FAQ's regarding the 2018 disclosure process.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this important activity. For more information and assistance please contact Janyce Lingo at 215-503-0758 or JEFFCOISmart@Jefferson.edu. 


Travel Expenses on Grant Accounts

Travel Expenses

Prove the Quality of Your Work, Impress NIH Reviewers
Duration: 1 Hour

Master NIH Forms-D Requirements

Things You Need to Know Duration: 18 min

Things You Need To Know

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NIH Grants Policy Statement Updates Duration: 8 min

NIH Grants Policy Statement Updates

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