Sponsored Projects Administration at Penn?
On behalf of the Office of
Research Services (ORS), welcome to this exciting area at the Univeristy
of Pennsylvania. Penn ranks among America's top recipients of competitve
research grants and receives more than $700 million in external
funding annually. For more information on current research at Penn,
please visit Research
at Penn. As administrators, we work to ensure that these funds
are properly administered. ORS is here to assist the Principal Investigators
and Business Administrators in accomplishing this mission. An overview
of our website is provided below in an effort to introduce new members
of the research community to the available resources and tools.
do I need to know and where do I find it?
Our website has been designed
to provide the tools that those responsible for the administration
of sponsored projects at Penn will need. Below is some information
regarding how the website is organized.
The left bar of the homepage
(and most other pages) includes links to our most visited pages.
These are organized by topic.
From our homepage,
there are several categories to select from that will allow individuals
to view information indexed by area of interest. There is a link
Investigators that includes information and resources which
would be of interest to PI's. The Proposals
link will bring one to a list of resources available for those preparing
proposals. The Award
Management link brings site visitors to an area where links
have been organized by the life of the award. Also included on our
homepage is a link to Sponsor
links which provides a list of quick links to available sponsor's
websites. Links to our Sponsored
Projects Handbook and to other Penn
Offices involved in sponsored projects administration at Penn
are also included.
On the right side of our homepage,
there are links to a variety of spotlight topics which are of high
interest to sponsored projects administrators. At the bottom of
that section, you will find a link to an archive of all ORS
Newsletters. You will also find a link that will instruct you
on how to subscribe to our listserv. Everyone involved in the administration
of sponsored projects at Penn should be subscribed
to the listserv. It is monitored and subscribers will only receive
messsages which have been approved as highly relevant and worthwhile
(generally 1-4 messages per month including a link to the monthly
Touring the ORS website is
a great way to get an introduction to sponsored projects administration
at Penn. There are a variety of training resources also available
to new administrators. These include both hands on training and
online training. Please see below or the ORS
Training page for more information. Comments or suggestions
regarding the ORS Website are greatly appreciated and should be
forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org.
While the ORS website has
been created to provide Penn administrators with tools to use in
making decisions regarding the awards they administer, Sponsored
Projects administrators should keep in mind that ORS staff members
are here to assist administrators as needed.
If you have any questions
regarding the proper administration of sponsored projects at Penn,
an ORS staff member for further assistance.
types of training are available?
A variety of training
is available to those involved in sponsored projects administration
For access to online
training on a variety of topics, please click below:
Compliance Tutorials and Quizzes
take a quick quiz on a variety of sponsored projects topics, please
Please note quiz changes each time taken. (Great tool for learning!)
Administration Quick Quiz
view frequently asked questions on a variety of topics, please click
Research Administration FAQ's
learn more about ORS, please click below:
Services Overview Presentation Slides
learn more about "in person" training opportunities, please
click links below:
Brown Bag Lunches
Programs at Penn Training Opportunities