Office of Research Support Services

Hamilton Walk at John Morgan Bldg

Mission Statement

The Office of Research Support Services (ORSS) was established in February 2000 to promote the research endeavors of the School of Medicine Faculty. In this role, the ORSS:

  • Provides assistance in developing proposals to outside funding agencies.
  • Serves as a resource for the School of Medicine regarding sponsor policies and federal regulations.
  • Provides training in pre and post award grants management.
  • Oversees and provides support for PSOM's entire post award portfolio.


Welcome to the ORSS homepage. Look here for special announcements on the latest news from NIH, as well as notices about upcoming grant deadlines and other important information.

  • 02/08/22 Learn more about new online "Other Support" tool
  • 03/12/21 Upcoming Changes to the Biographical Sketch and Other Support Format Page for Due Dates on or after May 25, 2021 (NOT-OD-21-073)
  • 02/24/21 ORSS Forum handouts: HSS Status and Research Effort
  • 01/19/21 Check Out NIH’s New COVID-19 Research Website
  • 11/25/20 Rollout of Redesigned eRA Commons Home and Landing Screens in January 2021 (NOT-OD-21-028)
  • 10/01/20 Requirement for Trainee Diversity Report to be submitted electronically via NIH Commons (NOT-OD-20-178)
  • 06/11/20 A Walk-Through of the PHS Human Subjects & Clinical Trials Information Form
  • 04/06/20 Information for NIH Applicants and Recipients of NIH Funding Related to COVID-19;  click HERE for updates or FAQ's
  • 03/11/20 Verification of Other Support review form (to be used for JIT and RPPR submissions when attaching Other Support forms)
  • 02/07/20 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Stipends, Tuition/Fees and Other Budgetary Levels Effective for Fiscal Year 2020 (NOT-OD-20-070)
  • 01/30/20 A Reminder about Other Support and Appointments.  Also see (NOT-OD-19-114) Reminders of NIH Policies on Other Support and on Policies related to Financial Conflicts of Interest and Foreign Components
  • 07/26/19 New NIH Requirements for Research with Human Fetal Tissue effective 9/25/2019
  • 07/10/19 Requirement for ORCID iDs for Individuals Supported by Research Training, Fellowship, Research Education, and Career Development Awards Beginning in FY 2020 (NOT-OD-19-109) (additional guidance)
  • 06/14/19 NIH Expanding Usage of Notices of Special Interest (NOT-OD-19-107)
  • 05/21/19 Required Use of the xTRACT System to Prepare Data Tables for Training Grant Research Performance Progress Reports in FY 2020 (NOT-OD-19-108)

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