Office of Research and Business (ORB)

Research Administration

The Taneja College of Pharmacy, Office of Research and Business (ORB) serves as the bridge between the University Sponsored Research Office and Principal Investigator. We are dedicated to provide the necessary tools, resources and expertise to position our faculty and investigators to achieve research success. TCOP-ORB provides a vast array of services including:


  • Finding funding opportunities
  • Identify limited submission opportunities and assist with obtaining proper approvals for submission
  • Review funding announcement/solicitation
  • Proposal development
  • Assist in obtaining institutional letters of support, as needed
  • Assist with budget development
  • Sub-awards and consortia agreements
  • Ensure institutional compliance including completion of Internal Form, Conflict of Interest Inventory, export controls requirements
  • Submit final application to USF Sponsored Research for review and submission to the sponsor.


  • Review award notification terms and conditions
  • Prepare Grant Budget Release (GBR) and Subaccount Establishment Forms to establish project budgets
  • Complete and submit FAST Workflow Request Form to set up purchasing process approvals
  • Complete compliance forms (i.e. IRB, IACUC, Biosafty)
  • Underwrite set-up
  • Manage Budget
  • Budget Transfers
  • Ensure that travel is authorized, expended and reimbursed according to University and sponsor policies and procedures
  • Review and adjust, as necessary, PERT reports for departments
  • Provide documentation for audit request, as needed


  • Finalize and discontinue all expenditures
  • Work with PI, Sponsored Research and RFM to ensure that all deliverables have been met and non–financial (technical, property and Intellectual Property) reports have been completed according to sponsor and university guidelines