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The Vanderbilt University Office of Contract & Research Administration (OCRA) is responsible for
  • the review and approval of proposals that will result in contracts,
  • negotiation and acceptance of research and research-related contracts, subcontracts and subawards, and
  • the post-award management of research contracts

for non-medical schools, departments, and units of the University. In addition, OCRA has University-wide responsibility for compliance with U.S. export control law and regulation through the Vanderbilt Export Compliance (VEC) group. OCRA is part of the Office of the Vice-Provost for Research and Dean of the Graduate School.