Administrative Research Office

About us:

The Administrative Research Office, under the Office of Finance and Administration, provides specialty services covering all areas of research administration. Areas of support include business planning, financial management and operations of clinical and basic science research, pre/post management, access to a support service team for all purchasing needs, an assigned human resource administrator for staffing support and graduate program support where appropriate.

We strive to provide the highest-level customer service for all administrative needs.

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By email for general contact 

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Our primary email address for grant management is

Please use this link for all grant submissions. This includes all SPARTA actions.  This allows the leadership team to assess skill level needed and how to assign submissions.

Upcoming Submission Notification Form 

The Administrative Research Office supports 21 Clinical and Basic Science Departments within the School of Medicine. Our staff will work directly with faculty and staff on all grant submissions, financial reporting, tracking of expenses and determining optimal staffing levels based on available resources. They will also ensure compliance with post-award management for multiple NIH institutes, other Federal and State agencies and industrial and non-profit funding agencies.


The Administrative Research Office provides education support. The team manages graduate student payroll and the payment of tuition (MOAs) for Ph.D. students, as well as the T32s electronically at NIH’s website in eRA Commons in xTrain. Staff maintains the schedule of classes for all department courses. They are responsible for the distribution of funds, reviewing monthly expense reports and monitoring expenditures on each grant for appropriate salaries, stipends, training-related expenses, or programmatic expenses.


The Administrative Research Office provides purchasing support services for faculty, staff and students. The team manages the submission of all research orders, purchasing of all equipment and installation and the set-up of purchase orders for repetitive purchases or service contracts. Specialists are available to process all reimbursements and travel bookings as well as provide purchasing support for event planning, including travel and room reservations. Purchasing services can assist with iLab management and support.

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Human Resources

Contact us for support with creating, submitting and posting requisitions for new positions—including research technicians and assistants, postdoctoral fellows and scholars, research associates and scientists and student employment. Additional support services include submitting visa paperwork, overseeing the semi-annual effort certification process and onboarding new CWRU staff. 

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