Mission, Goals and Values


The Office of Research Administration provides collaborative administrative systems and technical expertise to facilitate scholarship, research, and discovery within the Emory community from inception through dissemination and application.


  • GOAL 1 - ORA's staff collaborates with Emory's research community through transparent and efficient research administration services.
  • GOAL 2 - ORA staff extends and improves strategic partnership with businesses and organizations aligned with Emory research priorities.
  • GOAL 3 - ORA invests in the training and development of all staff and leadership within the division.


The Office of Research Administration (ORA) recognizes that our success as an enterprise depends on the talent, skills and expertise of our people and our ability to function as a tightly integrated team. We exist to meet or exceed the needs of our customers.

We must proactively listen to and engage with our current and potential customers to assure that our organization evolves in a manner that meets their needs and continually builds loyalty.

  • INTEGRITY- We demonstrate our commitment to integrity through transparent processes based upon sound principles, the sincerity of our actions, and equitable decisions.
  • RESPONSIBILITY- As stewards of the research enterprise, each individual and unit within ORA is responsible for ensuring that the goals of ORA and the University are achieved.
  • KNOWLEDGE- Gaining, applying, and sharing knowledge enhances the individual and organizational skills, abilities and performance of our staff and the Emory community.
  • TEAMWORK- Through shared leadership and shared contribution, teamwork delivers better business results and allows each of us to contribute effectively in pursuit of an ever-higher level of individual and organizational performance.
  • ACHIEVEMENT- We believe in individual and team recognition for our staff for their contributions to organizational success.