University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Office of Research Services (ORS) - FAQ's about Research

All Research or Grant Issues:

Pre-award

Who do you contact for help with budget preparation, writing your grant, grant information for admin pages, DOM resources to include, etc.?

Betty Weiss (For some divisions like Heme/Onc this can be handled by the Division Administrator with overflow going to the department)

When putting in a grant application, who needs to sign off on the WISPER record (at the Dept, at the Med school, at the University)?

At the Department: Betty Weiss for Dr. Page
At the School of Medicine and Public Health: Debbie Meltzer, 263-4940
At the University: Brenda Egan

Who do you go to for questions about compliance issues such as: the IRB submission/approval, animal safety/animal care committee, radiation safety hazards/issues or Stem Cell applications?

Shari Zeldin for IRB submissions and Betty Weiss for other compliance issues

Are there internal resources for research funding support?

Go to Grant Resources page OR Contact Betty Weiss for more information

Clinical Trials/Compliance

Who do you go to for questions about compliance issues such as: the IRB submission/approval, animal safety/animal care committee, radiation safety hazards/issues or Stem Cell applications?

Who do you contact to review and negotiate a contract with an industry sponsored clinical trial study?

Who can assist with a creating a budget for an industry sponsored clin trial study?

Who can review my protocol and help with consent/HIPAA form writing?

Post-Award

Once your account is set up, who do you contact regarding accounting issues, how to forecast spending, and financial reporting?

Any questions regarding the status of your grant account or post award issues?

Who do you contact for help hiring staff for your project or grant?

Who do you contact for questions about your own or your staffs' salary support from various sources?

Who can help me collect past due payments from a sponsor?

DOM-Accounting Issues

Who do you contact to set up your DOM account once a grant is funded?

Once you have your account set up, how do we process expenses or how do I complete travel forms, etc.?

Lab Basics

Who is the go to person for basic needs, keys, and labcoats? How do you order basic things?

Division Administrator, then the Department of Medicine as needed

Who do you go to for purchasing supplies for your lab or research group?

Division Administrator, then the Department of Medicine as needed

Human Resources/Payroll and Benefits

Who do you ask to learn about benefits?

UW: Gina Hutzler
UWMF: Amy Moen

Who writes/assists with Position Vacancy Listing (PVL's)?

Information Systems

How do we get email or have your computer set up?

Jennifer Bonifas or the DOM Help Desk

Promotions/Tenure

Who do you contact for questions with keeping your promotions materials up to date?

How do I find out when I have to go up for tenure? When do I start the process?

Students/Education

Who do you contact regarding getting your teaching evaluations from medical students, residents, and fellows?

Med Students: Abby Douglas
Residents and Fellows: Housestaff Office

Who do you contact if you are developing a new course (i.e. what is the DOM's Education Policy Committee)?