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Office of Sponsored Research / Research Accounting & Reporting

The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) and Research Accounting and Reporting (RAR) adminster research projects that are conducted and funded by the following sources:

  • Governmental Agencies, including collaborations with other institutions
  • Associations or Organizations (i.e., American Lung Association, American Cancer Society, etc.)
  • Private Industry (clinical trials, bench research, etc.)

Services provided by OSR and RAR include:

  • Assists in identifying potential sponsors
  • Assists with budget development
  • Certifies conflict of interest disclosures
  • Reviews, approves and submits grant proposals
  • Reviews and negotiates agreements/contracts
  • Establishes new project accounts
  • Prepares and issues sub-awards/subcontracts to other entities
  • Serves as liaison with sponsors on behalf of investigators and RGHS
  • Prepares financial, effort reporting and budget variance reports
  • Provides an education function to investigators and RGHS team members with respect to sponsored research policy & procedures, opportunities and regulations
  • Recommends, develops, updates and administers policies & procedures with respect to sponsored research
  • Assists with billing management and reporting issues

Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) Policy & Procedure for Research Funded by the Public Health Service (PHS)

Any member of the public can contact the Director of the RGHS Office of Sponsored Research for information concerning any Significant Financial Interest (SFI) disclosed to RGHS that meets the following three criteria:

  1. The SFI was disclosed and is still held by the senior/key personnel;
  2. RGHS determines that the SFI is related to the PHS-funded research and;
  3. RGHS determines that the SFI is a FCOI

This information will be made available directly to the requesting individual within five (5) business days of receiving a written request.

Click here to view the policy.

Contact Information

Gayle Elledge, JD
Director, Office of Sponsored Research &
RGHS FCOI Designated Official

Rochester General Health System (RGHS)
1425 Portland Avenue
Rochester, NY 14621
Phone: (585) 922-0627
Email: gayle.elledge@rochestergeneral.org

Tammy P. Claflin, CPA
Director, Finance Research Accounting and Reporting
Rochester General Health System
100 Kings Highway South
Rochester, NY 14617
phone: (585) 922-1745
email: tammy.claflin@rochestergeneral.org

OSR does not administer gifts or other types of unrestricted funds that are under the authority of the Development Office. Please contact the Development Office at (585) 922-4800 for additional information or assistance with these types of projects.