The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) is the Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) Authorized Organizational Representative (AOR) and the only GUMC organization authorized to bind the Medical Center in sponsored research agreements. OSR is responsible for reviewing grant and contract applications for compliance with sponsor and University policies, in cooperation with other University administrative offices. All research and training grant and contract applications, without exception, must be approved by the Director or Deputy Director of OSR or their designee, prior to submission. OSR works closely with Research Development Services (RDS), a “sister” office that supports GUMC investigators with opportunity identification, proposal development and submission, and sub-recipient and independent consultant collaborations. See our Funding Opportunities and Proposals page for information on RDS and OSR roles in the proposal submission process.