ORA Mission

The mission of the Office of Research Administration (ORA) is to provide leadership and support in the development, execution and operation of programs in sponsored research, technology transfer and economic development throughout the University of Missouri-St. Louis. The office has seamlessly combined support for research, commercialization, economic development and aspects of federal relations responsibilities into a single efficient unit. As an integral part of this mission, the Office of Research Administration supervises a select group of interdisciplinary research centers on campus and startup incubators off campus to leverage university resources in the best way possible for the benefit of students, faculty and the community at large.