The Office of Research Administration at Florida Hospital serves the research institutes and departments at the hospital as well as other hospital staff and physicians who wish to conduct research at Florida Hospital. There are 2 primary sub-divisions within the ORA.
The Operations division is involved with all aspects of research study processing and approval. We work with FH Legal to provide research protections to the hospital and the research investigator by reviewing and negotiating research contracts. Research finance division reviews budgets, establishes equity accounts, transfers funds between equity accounts and research department cost centers, assists with the annual A133 audit for federal funds, and problem solves research accounting issues.
The Research Support division is comprised of two components: Compliance and Education (C&E) and Biostatistical Services. The C&E Specialist division provides education and assistance to new investigators with regard to consenting, establishing regulatory binders, and research documentation. The C&E specialist provides on-site study reviews to selected research studies and provides education and feedback to the research team to improve compliance and good clinical practice. With our Biostatistical services, we assist researchers with protocol development, study design, and statistical analysis.