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  • Office of Research

     Who we are:

    The Office of Research is the pre-award office responsible for promoting research, developing research infrastructure, and assisting faculty in all phases of research administration.

    What we do:

    • Process grant proposals for institutional approval and submission
    • Review and negotiate research-related documents, including contracts, subcontracts, material transfer agreements, and clinical study agreements/budgets
    • Submit electronic proposals and progress reports through, the NIH Commons, NSF Fastlane, and other electronic granting agency systems
    • Assure compliance with sponsor and federal regulations and institutional policies for research involving human participants, animals, biohazardous substances, radioactive materials, and billing hospital and physician services
    • Provide education/training in: writing and submitting grants, budget development, research assurances, legal issues in research, internal grant/contract processes, and the peer review process
    • Administer the Intramural Research Support Program (IRSP), the Research Excellence Program, student research programs including the Medical Scholars Research Program (MSRP), and the Distinguished Research Lecture Series
    • Provide support services for:
      • Faculty orientation to research at UMMC
      • Interpreting solicitation guidelines  
      • Preparation of grant application forms
      • Grant and contract budget review
      • Research-related legal issues/questions
      • Grant transfers
      • Contract negotiation
      • Research integrity and compliance


    University of Mississippi Medical Center
    Office of Research
    Learning Resources Center - Room U020
    2500 North State Street
    Jackson, MS 39216-4505

    Phone: 601-815-5000
    Fax: 601-815-5010

    Leslie A. Musshafen, MBA, CRA - Director, Sponsored Programs