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How Can We Help?

I need to identify BMC rules on indirect costs (IDC)

The Indirect Cost Rate for Sponsored Programs policy provides a short overview of IDC requirements.  Please consult the new IDC standard operating procedure manual, effective May 1, 2024, for details.

I am new to BMC and seek a summary of research resources

The new investigator guide includes all three resources types:  FAQs, list of Research Enterprise offices, and training opportunities. Department administrators and research staff should also find the information helpful.

The investigator FAQs and research offices and training opportunities charts are also available separately.

See also Research Operations 70+ webpages, accessible via the links below this How Can I Help Section.


I need financial support for my sponsored program

I need access to the financial system (Infor)

I need help understanding my financial reports

I need help with BMC salary allocations

I need help with BU salary allocations

I need to understand effort reporting

I am looking for Research Operations contact information

I'd like to look up the RO functional area team members assigned to my department

I need an email address or phone number for several RO staff members

I'd like to learn more about the team members of Sponsored Program Administration, Sponsored Program Finance, Clinical Trial Office, and Clinical Research Network 

I want to request grant administration support

I need to identify my assigned grants and contracts administrator

I am new and should learn everything I can about the pre-award process

I could use quick access to primers on  Sponsored Programs, the Grant Lifecycle, Proposals, and Agreements

I need to know if I am eligible to be a PI/PD

I'd like help finding funding opportunities

I need clarity on noncompeting continuation

I'd like to learn more about subrecipient monitoring

I plan on conducting a clinical trial for a biotech company

I have questions about a confidentiality agreement (CDA/NDA)

I need help reviewing a draft clinical trial agreement (CTA)

I seek patient care cost amounts and information on ancillary services

I could use part-time IRB application support

I'd like to learn about the Clinical Trial Office workflow

We are about to open a clinical trial

I need help with participant reimbursement (ClinCard)

I need help with the clinical trials management system (Velos CT)

I am looking for ancillary services for our trial

I could use part-time or temporary study team support

I am interested in clinical research participation

I want to learn more about clinical trial participation

I have questions about a clinical trial that I have enrolled in

I need to learn how community engagement can support inclusive research

Research Town Hall

Watch the video of our most recent town hall led by Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Megan Bair-Merritt or download the presentation slides.


Functional Areas

Sponsored Programs Administration

Collaborates with PI/PDs and administrators on proposal submission, award acceptance, and key award management requirements

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Sponsored Programs Finance

Provides financial oversight of sponsored programs, including invoicing, collections, financial closeout, auditing, and indirect cost analysis

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Center for Clinical Research Advancement

Promotes innovation and discovery in partnership with research teams and our patients, communities, and sponsors for the betterment of health outcomes

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Clinical Trials Office

Partners with researchers and local communities to offer study staffing, community engagement, and recruitment services

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Clinical Research Network

Teams with researchers and local communities, offering staffing and recruitment services and championing community engagement

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Research Operations Newsletter

The Research Operations newsletter aims to broaden our connection with the research community by sharing news and highlights, as well as funding opportunities.

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