Office of Research Services

Our Mission

The mission of the Department of Medicine's Office of Research Services (ORS) is to assist principal investigators in creating and maintaining successful research programs. This includes navigating the intricacies of the research process, both within the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the myriad of other funding sources beyond the University.
The Office of Research Services staff consists of experienced professionals dedicated to facilitating research grant applications and who will provide guidance and assistance in the following areas:

  • Aid in the search for available funding opportunities for specific areas of research
  • Provide direction to initiate a specific grant application and how to obtain pertinent information which will add clarity to the application process
  • Assist in budget preparation
  • Provide training in Cayuse, WISPER, ECRT, WISDM, FAST or PI Tools
  • Help develop IRB and animal protocols plus tracking
  • Analyze and provide recommendations for Effort Reporting
  • Help monitor contract processing
  • Manage account set up
  • Progress reports/RPPR
  • Serve as a resource for all research needs

Faculty/Staff of the Office of Research Services

Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
Vice Chair for Research

Betty Weiss, MBA

Director of Research Services
UW Medical Foundation Centennial Building
1685 Highland Avenue, Room 5175
(608) 262-7744

Providing assistance with all pre-award and grants related issues (subcontracts, JIT etc), budget preparation, and effort certification.

Dana Coshenet

Post Award Accountant
UW Medical Foundation Centennial Building
1685 Highland Avenue
(608) 265-9246

Assists with all post award issues.

Jinn-ing Liou, MS

Data Analyst for Health Services Research
UW Medical Foundation Centennial Building
1685 Highland Avenue
(608) 261-1099

Provides database programming expertise to support research.


Questions for the Office of Research Services can be sent to:

Research Faculty listserv - If you have something you would like to share with all faculty in research in DOM, send an email to: