Office of Research Administration

The Office of Research Administration (ORA) at Villanova University provides service to faculty, staff, and students while protecting the institution in sponsored programs, technology transfer, and research compliance. 


Attention Research Faculty:

  • Please note: the VU IRB’s summer meeting schedule is limited, if you have a plans to submit a new research study, have a study that is set to expire, or you anticipate a modification over the summer, please reach out to as soon as possible to discuss. 

IRB protocol submission deadlines:

  • June 2017 deadline for submissions is Tuesday, May 30th
  • July 2017 deadline for submission is Thursday June 29th
  • NIH and NSF Application Process Changes. NIH and NSF have announced changes to the application process that will be effective in January 2017.  PowerPoint presentations are available on ORA website at bottom of Research Opportunities Page.

More information can also be found here for NSF, and here and for NIH.

  • Conflict of Interest Disclosure Process. ORA is pleased to announce that the Conflict of Interest disclosure process will now be on line.  Beginning Monday, November 21, 2016, investigators should receive a system-generated email that grants access to “Open Enrollment” in COI Risk Manager.  If you received an email, and believe you should not submit a disclosure, please contact ORA to confirm.  If did not receive an email and you believe you should submit a disclosure (that is, you are responsible for the design, conduct, or reporting of either sponsored research or human subjects research), please contact ORA to obtain system access. 
    • Open Enrollment will be open through December 31, 2016.
    • NOTE:  If you completed a paper disclosure between June 1, 2016, and November 20, 2016, you will NOT be required to re-submit. 
    • FCOI Frequently Asked Questions






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Office of Research Administration
Middleton Hall Rm 1st
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085

For general questions, contact or 610-519-4220.