- 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.