Support for Research

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Pre-Award Office

Research is critical to our accreditation as a medical school, and we value our faculty and partners that dedicate their time to crafting proposals and designing competitive applications. The Pre-Award Office at the John A. Burns School of Medicine provides administrative assistance for faculty and staff at the pre-award stage in the grant proposal process, especially for departments without critical administrative support or expertise. The office works in close collaboration with the Dean’s Office, the Office of Central Fiscal and Human Resources, and the Office of Research Services (ORS). The ORS retains responsibility for policy interpretation and institutional signatory authorization on all outgoing proposals. The JABSOM Pre-Award Office is established to facilitate the grants preparation and submittal process. Assistance may include: myGRANT preparation, myGRANT review, budget development, assembly of proposal packages, and other requests as staff and resources permit. The Pre-Award Office further facilitates designing and administering effective procedures that help navigate the proposal submission process for its faculty and staff.

Click here to submit a Pre-Award Request Ticket.
Once a ticket is received, someone at the Pre-Award Office will contact you.

For inquires, email
Please indicate whether you have submitted a Pre-Award Request Ticket and include the myGRANT doc #, if applicable.

JABSOM Environmental Health and Safety Office

The JABSOM EHSO website contains useful information including:

  • Emergency Preparedness and Response
  • Safety Training
  • Respirator Protection
  • Inspection Checklists
  • Equipment Disposal
  • Laboratory Decommissioning
  • OSHA Educational Materials

JABSOM HIPAA Privacy and Security

The John A. Burns School of Medicine is committed to ensuring the privacy and security of protected health information. Where research is concerned, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) passed by the U.S. Congress in 1996 protects the privacy of individually identifiable health information, while at the same time ensuring that researchers continue to have access to medical information necessary to conduct vital research.

JABSOM Space Advisory Committee

The role of the Space Advisory Committee is to monitor and be advisory to the Dean related to the overall use and allocation of physical space designated for Administrative, Education and Research purposes. Members of the Committee are assigned by the Dean from members of JABSOM’s administration. Current members of the Committee are JABSOM’s: Chief Financial Officer, Director of Administrative and Fiscal Affairs, Director of Facilities Management, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and Associate Dean for Research. The Committee meets monthly to review space requests; solicit, hear and/or review the physical space concerns from Department/Units; and submit a final space reassignment recommendation to the Dean based on the Department/Unit need. The Committee monitors the implementation of the Research Space Utilization policy and develops strategic planning processes to optimize space usage for the future.

Office of Research Services

The University of Hawaiʻi Office of Research Services (ORS) is fully committed to advancing the vision of the University of Hawaiʻi and will fulfill its missions by targeting its energy and resources to the following strategic objectives:

  • Providing services and resources that enhance research, training, and other sponsored programs and activities.
  • Ensuring the University is in compliance with federal, state, and sponsor requirements for programmatic, regulatory, fiscal, and property stewardship.
  • Enhancing partnerships and collaborations with government, industry and other research enterprises.
  • Developing infrastructure and policy that promote an innovative, creative, and entrepreneurial culture.

Office of Research Compliance

The University of Hawaiʻi Office of Research Compliance assures the public that research at UH is performed responsibly and complies with federal, state, and university policies. The ORC office:

  • Develops research compliance policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Receives and handles allegations of research misconduct and whistleblower retaliation
  • Approves, and monitors adherence to, research protocols
  • Educates researchers on the responsible conduct of research
  • Assists researchers in obtaining permits for importing regulated biomaterials into the state of Hawaiʻi
  • Promotes an environment of research excellence

Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation

This office is charged with providing critical leadership and coordination of systemwide research and innovation efforts, including management and direction of UH’s research support, technology transfer and many compliance functions. Access resources for proposals, awards, compliance, safety, and more here.

OVPRI Departments include:

  • Academy for Creative Media
  • Applied Research Laboratory
  • Office of Export Controls
  • Office of Research Compliance
  • Office of Research Services
  • Office of Innovation and Commercialization/Office of Technology Transfer
  • STEM Pre-Academy

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research

Charged with managing strategic initiatives, research program development, research information systems, research and technology transfer, research commercialization and industrial support, this office at UH Mānoa administers research and training revolving funds, campus-wide research initiatives, internal resource allocations and university communications with the Research Corporation of the University of Hawaiʻi (RCUH). The office also works to identify opportunities for federal research funding and helps identify and obtain federal financial support.

Our Research Community

We encourage our research community to be involved with organizations and councils within the university, community, and nationally, including the following:

We are grateful for the Hawaiʻi Community Foundation which routinely awards grant support for our faculty directing biomedical research projects through their Medical Research Grants and other programs.

Clinical Research Task Force. We have organized a clinical research task force comprised of dedicated faculty and staff committed to augmenting and streamlining processes to further clinical research in Hawaiʻi.

Points of Contact for Research. Each department designates their Point of Contact for Research annually. This person serves as a research champion within their department and represents their department to outsiders, including overseeing mentoring opportunities for medical students. Go here to view the list of the current Points of Contact for Research by department.

The Honolulu Chapter of ARCS (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists) Foundation has recognized several JABSOM students and faculty with awards over the years. We appreciate their support and recognition. Go here to learn more about the ARCS Local Chapter.