Welcome to the Office of Research Services
Penn ranks among the top recipients of competitive research grants and receives more than $1.2B in external awards annually. The Office of Research Services works to ensure that these funds are properly administered and provides assistance to Penn’s principal investigators and business administrators.
Announcements Related to COVID-19
Penn ORS News
NIH has released information describing actions that NIH, institutions, and researchers can take to protect U.S. biomedical intellectual innovation, including disclosure requirements related to foreign relationships and activities.Read More
In June 2019, HHS released a statement on changes to regulations and the NIH Grants Policy Statement (GPS) related to research involving human fetal tissue (HFT). This new regulations apply to proposal submissions for due dates on or after Sept. 25, 2019 and solicitations issued after Sept. 25, 2019.Read More
The Office of Research Services, in collaboration with Penn Global and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, has developed new guidance to assist Penn faculty and staff with useful information, best practices, and regulatory requirements when developing and managing foreign collaborations and hosting foreign visitors.Read More
Lawyers representing the purported owner of the Morisky Medication Adherence Scale (both MMAS-4 and MMAS-8), and one of its authors, Dr. Donald Morisky, have threatened universities and researchers (including here at Penn) with copyright infringement and breach of contract lawsuits, and pushed for retraction of publications, when a researcher has used either MMAS-4 or MMAS-8 as part of academic research.Read More