(This document was formerly Administrative Guide Memo 73)
Current Version: May 16, 2011
Describes the role of the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) in contract and grant administration
The Office of Sponsored Research reports dually to the Vice President for Business Affairs and Chief Financial Officer and to the Vice Provost and Dean of Research.
The mission of the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) is to provide high quality service and effective administrative expertise to the University research community and to represent the interests of the Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University in its contractual relationships with external sponsors.
Toward this end OSR:
Reviews proposals, and negotiates awards for educational projects, advanced training programs, and scholarly research undertaken by members of the Academic Council, assuring compliance with all applicable sponsor regulations and University policies as defined in the Research Policy Handbook.
Notifies and updates the University community about funding opportunities and various sponsor policies and procedures.
Establishes and maintains accounts and records, seeks reimbursement for expenses from sponsors, fulfills sponsor reporting requirements, and monitors sponsored projects for compliance with sponsor terms and conditions, University policies and Federal regulations and standards.
Works closely with the Office of the Dean of Research and the Controller's Office to:
prepare and implement financial and administrative policies, and procedures and
address sponsor and regulatory compliance issues of interest to the research community.
Maintains database information regarding sponsored project proposals and agreements.
Responds to audit inquiries.
Please refer to the Office of Sponsored Research web site: