University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Office of Research Services

The Department of Medicine's Office of Research Services (ORS) assists principal investigators in creating and maintaining successful research programs. Our team provides guidance through the life cycle of a research project, helping investigators navigate the intricacies of research with intramural and extramural funders.

We also offer two workshop series in research administration (Introduction to Research 101 and Introduction to Research 201), sponsor a biannual all-day grant writing workshop, and support the annual Department of Medicine Research Day.

To learn more about how we can help you, please email us at

Project Life Cycle

Vice Chair for Research

(608) 263-1545

Provides strategic leadership for all department-wide basic, translational and clinical research initiatives. Chairs Department of Medicine research committee and mentors junior faculty.

Director of Research Services

(608) 262-7744

Aids in all pre-award activities. Provides direction/training to initiate grant applications and how to obtain pertinent information for the application process. Assists in budget preparation and grant preparation. Reviews all grants and other documents for departmental signoff. Serves as departmental effort coordinator. Oversees non-financial post-award activities, such as NIH progress reports (RPPR) and no-cost extensions. Initiates account set up.

Director of Computer Services

(608) 263-0340

Assists with HIPAA and data security.


(608) 262-3286

Provides biostatistical support, including study design, data collection and analysis of complete studies and consulting.

Clinical Research Compliance and IRB Officer

(608) 262-0278

Provides administrative support for human subjects clinical research, including compliance, IRB applications, training and education. Completes protocol feasibility assessments.