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Office of Research Administration

Making your research our priority...

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.

Salary Distribution Information

Salary Distribution Requests and Approvals in Manager Self Service are now live!  You will no longer complete a PAF to request salary distribution changes. All requests will be processed electronically in the new system. This functionality applies only to salary distribution changes; all other PAF information will remain on the paper format for now.  As Jefferson continues to improve efficiencies by streamlining processes, this is the next step to eliminating the PAF.  Please contact ORA at (215) 503-6976 if you need further information.

These improvements
will change your work
day for the better!

Restructuring Research Administration

For over a year, The Office of Research Administration has been working to reduce the administrative burden on researchers. Learn what's happened so far.


Please contact ORA.Education for information about CAYUSE, the new grants application system at Jefferson.

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