The Office of Research Services (ORS) handles all pre-award and non-financial post-award activities. Pre-award activities include activities from the pre-proposal stage to the receipt and processing of the award, up to the point of account set up. We assist faculty and staff in proposal development, review and endorsement of proposals, submission of electronic proposals, negotiation and execution of contracts, reporting, receipt and processing of the Notice of Awards (NOA), interpretation of sponsor guidelines, and ensuring compliance with both agency and University policies. We also develop and communicate institution-wide policies specific to sponsored programs.
Our ultimate goal is to support sponsored research by providing exceptional service, expertise, and education while maintaining a collaborative model of stewardship among all University faculty and staff.
The Office of Research Services (ORS) will observe the UIC reduced service schedule for non-essential services that begins on Monday, December 24th. As such, ORS will close at 5:00 PM on Friday, December 21, 2018, and will reopen at 8:30 AM on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.
To ensure timely review and processing of sponsored project documents due prior to Wednesday, January 2, 2019, please submit all necessary paperwork no later than 5:00 PM, Friday, December 14, 2018.
Dear Research Community,
The Effort Reporting System (ERS) is now open and ready for AY18 certifications to be completed. Effort is the time spent on all university activities. The ERS is designed to document effort actually expended by individuals on each sponsored award during AY18 (8/16/17 – 8/15/18) and reconcile effort committed in award document(s). This effort can be paid directly by the award and/or other funding sources (i.e. cost shared) to ensure effort commitments are met.