Research Administration & Compliance

Who We Are

Research Administration in the Dean of Research office is responsible for policy, compliance, review and oversight of sponsored and other research and activities in the DoR units.

Our Team

Kathie Kern
Director of Research Administration and Compliance

Alex Ochoa 
Research Administrator

DoR Independent Laboratories, Centers, and Institutes

Stanford has 15 independent laboratories, centers and institutes, that provide a physical and intellectual intersection between schools and disciplines. These institutes, which are directed by the Vice Provost and Dean of Research, are in line with Stanford's long standing tradition of crossing boundaries to tackle large problems, engaging faculty and their students in collaborations that range from international and economic studies to challenges facing the environment, energy and health.  Many of the labs, centers and institutes provide funding for collaborative research and offer support for undergraduate and graduate students. More information about those opportunities are on the individual websites below.

Research Policy Handbook

The Research Policy Handbook is a collection of policies, guidelines and general information related to the research enterprise at Stanford.

Training and Resources Section

The following training is priority to gain access and insight into Stanford systems, policies and practices.

Other Research Administration related how tos, tools, forms and documents, including the following can be found here.

  • PDRF
  • Set-up or Modify PTAs
  • Subaward Forms and Checklists
  • Closeout Checklists
  • No Cost Extension

RA Leaders Group RAL information

The Research Administration Leaders group is an initiative for staff development and engagement.  This group is made up of RAs from DoR units who are subject matter experts and is available as a resource for RA questions, training and mentoring.

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eCertification System: for Review and Certification of Expenditures

The eCertification system supports a single consolidated review and certification process for managing sponsored project expenditures and cost sharing commitments.  PIs can review and certify, as required, all sponsored project expenditures of any type online in one system.