Dragon Team

The Dragon Team is the Office of Research Administration’s committed effort to process improvement and excellence!   Emory’s ORA has chosen the “tiger team” strategy (coined by NASA) to create and launch the Dragon Team.  

This highly skilled team of four individuals, with different specialties, have come together to address and resolve potential challenges and provide continuous improvement (CI) throughout the Office of Research Administration (ORA).  They will tackle process improvement initiatives that reflect research faculty’s concerns and impacts, including areas such as ORA, Finance and IT. The CI mindset reflects a long-term dedication to improving processes through their life cycle, rather than treating process improvement as an event. The Dragon Team consists of committed professionals who support the departments motto, “Whatever it takes!"


ORA Continuous Improvement Initiative