Office of Research Administration

The Office of Research Administration (ORA) at Villanova University provides service to faculty, staff, and students while protecting the institution in sponsored programs, technology transfer, and research compliance. 


Attention Research Faculty:

  • ORA Recognizes the PI of the Month 

Each month, ORA recognizes a Principal Investigator (“PI”) who contributed positively to the administration of research at Villanova, including both grants administration and research compliance. PIs are nominated for: being proactive, improving processes, collaborating effectively, and demonstrating concern for quality. Recipients receive a small gift from ORA, and recognition to the Chair and Dean of their department/college.

  • For August 2017 ORA recognizes Dr. Camille Burge Assistant Professor of Political Science

Dr. Burge, was nominated for submitting two complete, well-written, and thoughtful human subjects research applications to the IRB in the last month.  Dr. Burge demonstrated care for the subjects who will participate in studies on sensitive topics by carefully considering and applying human protections throughout her study designs in advance of the submissions.  The result was faster throughput and a more streamlined IRB review of the studies.  

Many thanks to Dr. Burge, and to the rest of the nominees for this month, for your positive contributions to Villanova! 


  • September IRB Meeting Deadline for Protocol Submissions: Fri, 8/25

Research investigators who anticipate the need for a September Full Board review of a Human Subjects Research protocol submission: The deadline for the September IRB meeting is Friday, August 25th. The Villanova Institutional Review Board (IRB) meets monthly during the academic year. For more information, please contact or call ext. 4220.


  • The National Institutes (NIH) of Health has tutorials on preparing and submitting NIH grant applications.  Click here for more information on the tutorials. How to Apply videos topics include:

Overview of the Application process

Part 1: Prepare to Apply

Part II: Write the Application

Part III: Submit

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Office of Research Administration
Middleton Hall Rm 1st
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085

For general questions, contact or 610-519-4220.