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. 


  • We are pleased to announce that the annual Financial Conflict of Interest in Research Disclosure process will no longer be paper-based.  Villanova is implementing a web-based disclosure tool that will enable researchers to make and update disclosures electronically. 

Open enrollment in the system, FCOI Risk Manager, will   belive in late October, after a brief pilot period.  The       on-line disclosure forms contain the same questions as   our paper forms, and are based on the existing Financial  Conflict of Interest in Research policy, located under ORA Policy on the left menu. The system will be available through Villanova Single Sign-On. Instructions and         FAQs will be available on this site once the system is live. 

Please continue to use the paper forms for any new       disclosures until you receive notification that the on-line Open Enrollment period is live.  

If you do NOT receive an open enrollment notice           and expect to receive one, please contact, and we will ensure that you are given system access.

If you receive an open enrollment notice and feel that you do not need to submit the annual disclosure (you are no longer involved in the design, conduct, or reporting of research), please contact to confirm.

  • Welcome Candeth Washington our new Grant Specialist. Candeth comes to Villanova with more than 10 years expericence in accounting and finance. She has focused on research accounting in the last few years and enjoys working with investigators to manage their grants postaward. 
  • As part of a recent reorganization, each Department or College has now been assigned a single ORA representative. Please see Department/College Representative on our staff page.
  • The deadline to submit protocols for Full Board IRB Reviews is Friday, October 14, 2016
  • CAYUSE IS LIVE! Please submit proposals via CAYUSE

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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.