Research Grant Support Program 2016 - 2017 APPLICATION

OSSR is pleased to announce the 2016-2017 Research Grant Support Program-Social Sciences (RGSP-SS). Applications will contribute to the continued growth of the Social Sciences as a research community through the identification, development and submission of external funding proposals. Interdisciplinary applications for social science research will be welcomed. Applications can be downloaded from the link above.

December 2016 Newsletter

The December newsletter is now available. Click the link above to read it. There are many funding opportunities coming up, so be sure to let us know how we can help you with your applications.

September 2016 Newsletter

The OSSR Newsletter for September 2016 is now available. Click above to read it.

: Now available

OPRS Live, the new IRB online submission system, went live on Monday, November 16, 2015.  Since November 16, OPRS no longer accepts paper submissions for any protocol submissions including initial submissions, amendments, and continuing review.  Researcher Training Guidelines for OPRS Live for more information.

Please use the following URL to login to OPRS Live:  URL:

New users will need to register first by going to New User Tab.

For Technical support email us at :

For any policy/IRB related questions, please contact: Teresa Johnston at or at 312-413-3202 or the OPRS Front Desk at 312- 996-1711.

New Email for Post-Award  Expense Requests

We are pleased to announce that OSSR can now receive all post award action items at

Examples of these items include: 
  • Employee Travel arrangements and Advances
  • Employee Travel and misc expense Reimbursements
  • Contracts and Consulting agreements
  • Vendor payments including travel arrangements and reimbursements
  • Subcontract set up
  • P-Card purchases, I-Buy, Misc Store Vouchers, and other purchases
  • New HR appointments 
Once your email has been received, it will be assigned to one of our staff who will get back to you within 24 hours. 
Once an OSSR staff member has been in contact with you regarding your action item, you should contact them directly for items related to that action. 
All NEW requests should be sent to
You should continue to direct all pre-award and budget questions to Tracy at