The Office of Contracts and Grants Management (OCGM) reports to the Assistant Vice President of Research Administration, supporting and administering all sponsored research for the MedStar Health System. The department supports research administration by developing standard operating procedures for grant proposal and contract submissions, ensuring compliance with local, state, and federal regulations, as well as providing and facilitating funding opportunities to researchers across the MedStar System.

OCGM represents the Institute in obtaining final institutional signature on proposals/contracts, in negotiating terms and conditions for all contracts, grants, subcontracts, and other award mechanisms, and functioning as the liaison and administrative representative to all external sponsors on issues relevant to sponsored programs administered by MedStar Health Research Institute.

OCGM services

OCGM services include the following areas:

  • Maintain database of all sponsored research projects.

  • Contract negotiation and budgeting.

  • Develop subcontract agreements.

  • Approve of all confidentiality/non-disclosure agreements.

  • Prepare and negotiate master agreements and pricing arrangements.

  • Act as liaison between sponsor, Scientific Center Administrator/Department, Principal Investigator, and Finance.

  • Assist with budget preparation and development of cost proposals for sponsored research programs.

  • Review and approve all contractual agreements related to sponsored research.

  • Prepare/collate proposal (including NCE, Supplements, etc.) and submit to approving agency/sponsor.

  • Facilitate administrative close-out of all completed sponsored research projects.

Additional information

Use the helpful resources below to search for grants and funding opportunities.

Grants.gov
Grant Opportunities

National Institutes of Health
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Office of Extramural Research

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eRA Commons Homepage

eRA Commons Support Page

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Environmental Protection Agency
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US Department of Agriculture
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US Department of Defense
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US Department of Education
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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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American Diabetes Association
Research

American Heart Association
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