The Office of Research Administration is the focal point at Hunter College for information relating to grants and contracts for project support. The Director of Research Administration reports to the Provost of Hunter College and serves as the campus representative of its fiscal agent for grant and contract awards, the Research Foundation of the City University of New York. The office's main functions involve the review, institutional approval, and submission of proposals to government and private agencies, the interpretation of Research Foundation policies, the review of all grant-funded personnel appointments, and the dissemination of information on grant opportunities. Research Administration also works closely with several College committees:
Institutional Review Board (IRB)
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
Institutional Biohazards Committee (IBC)
The office maintains a reference library and has access to online databases. Grant histories on the College's faculty and staff are available retroactive to 1971. The office processes more than 250 personnel action forms in an average month, and has more than 500 persons on the Research Foundation payroll at any given time.