Jump to content
Placeholder image for header
School of Medicine

VCU School of Medicine

Welcome to VCU School of Medicine

Office of Research Administration

Welcome to Office of Research Administration

Where do I get started?

Preparing to submit a sponsored project proposal?

The SOM Proposal Submission Process explains what to do first.

Need to get a Dean's Office signature on a research-related form?

Download our guide to gathering signatures.

Are you an investigator or an administrator?

PIs, please visit the Investigator Tools section for required training, information on joint VA appointments, and roles and responsibilities.

Admins, please visit the Administrator Tools section, which includes in-depth Best Practice Guides for onboarding, budget development, grant transfers, effort monitoring, and more.

Looking for guidance in a particular area?

Current Items of Interest

SOM Clinical Research Administration - new website!

Step-by-Step Guide to Monthly Expense Report Review

Compliance with NIH Public Access policy

Controlled substances used in research


Find out about upcoming SOM Research Administration meetings and trainings! Go to training.vcu.edu, choose the sponsor, “Medicine,” and click “Search.”

Our Mission

The School of Medicine’s Office of Research Administration provides support to all departments and centers with active research within the school as well as represents the school’s research administration interests within the university community. We strive to conduct business in an efficient and professional manner, working to improve research administration infrastructure in order to most effectively support the research mission of the university.

How We Can Help You

The Research Administration staff works with departments and centers to establish efficient and effective administrative operations, develop best practices for managing research portfolios and provide training and technical support to administrative staff and faculty. We work to ensure compliance with federal, state, university and sponsor policies and regulations pertaining to appropriate administrative and financial management of research projects throughout the award life cycle.

Specific areas we are able to help provide support and training include:

Research Administration is also responsible for monitoring sponsored programs activity on the school level and assisting departments/centers to address any compliance concerns.

Contact Us

For general questions or requests for assistance, email somresadmin@vcuhealth.org.

For questions about submitting proposals through the School of Medicine, email somproposals@vcuhealth.org.

For questions or requests for assistance with clinical research administration, email somct@vcuhealth.org.

Staff listing