Research Management Group (RMG)

Research Process Manager (RPM), Clinical Trial Contract Officer (CTCO) and
Research Financial Compliance Manager (RFCM)

Department assignments

  Our Mission

To facilitate the research mission in the School of Medicine, the Research Management Group (RMG) serves as the central resource and expert partner on research administration providing support and oversight of sponsored projects. RMG represents Stanford University as the institutional official for proposal submission and award acceptance ensuring compliance with federal regulations, sponsor requirements and University policies.

RMG's address is:
3172 Porter Drive, Palo Alto, CA   94304-1212

Internal Stanford mail code:   5469
RMG is part of the Stanford Technology and Innovation Park   more >>

RMG Winter closure 2017

In accordance with the School of Medicine's decision to close operations during the winter break, the Research Management Group (RMG) offices will be closed from December 25, 2017– January 7, 2018. RMG staff will not be available during this period. The office will re-open for business on Monday, January 8, 2018.

To ensure timely submission of sponsored project and fellowship proposals, please note the following internal deadlines:

Sponsor deadline

Stanford Internal Proposal Deadline
(by 9am of the date noted below)

Friday, Dec 22, 2017 through Sunday, Jan 7, 2018 Friday, Dec 15, 2017
Monday, Jan 8, 2018 Monday, Dec 18, 2017
Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018 Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017
Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018 Wednesday, Dec 20, 2017
Thursday, Jan 11, 2018 Thursday, Dec 21, 2017
Friday, Jan 12, 2018 Friday, Dec 22, 2017

Please notify your RPM or Fellowship Manager immediately of your intent to submit an application so that the budget preparation and PDRF routing processes can begin. We recommend notifying RMG 4-6 weeks in advance of the sponsor deadline.

To ensure timely budget development and contract negotiation for industry-funded clinical trials, please note the following:

Clinical Trial contracts that must be completed before December 31, 2017:

1. The contract must be fully executed by all parties by Tuesday, December 5, 2017 to allow sufficient time to issue an Award Acceptance Notification (AAN) and establish the PTA and 98-accounts. OSR has said that to issue an NOA by Dec 22 they must have all necessary information for PTA set-up from the department by Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 5 PM.

2. If you are not already working with a CT RPM or CCTO Financial Analyst on a final budget for your industry-funded study, it will be extremely unlikely that we will be able to complete the study budget and contract before the December 5 deadline.

3. Contact your CT RPM or CCTO Financial Analyst (RPM & CO assignment webpage >>) if you have questions about processing of clinical trials.

In the event of an emergency during the closure, please leave a voicemail message at 650-725-0661. Be sure to leave a call-back number. Voicemail will be monitored and your call will be returned.

RMG Customer survey

How is my driving? a brief customer survey on RMG's services

We would appreciate feedback on your recent experience with a specific transaction or service provided by RMG. In addition to our annual survey, the results of this survey will be used in our ongoing efforts to improve processes and provide outstanding customer service.   Click here to access the survey >>

SMART and ABC Meetings

ABCs of Research Meeting
Presentations >>

S.M.A.R.T. Meeting

Presentations >>

What's new

Positions available in RMG

Research Process Manager (RPM)
Research Process Manager Associate (RPMA)
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"Using ASSIST to Prepare Proposals"
Workshop documents more >>

Budget information and justification templates

"Cost of Conducting Research"
infographic and new DoResearch webpage- see the Institutional (F&A) rates section

New PHS Conflict of Interest (COI) Training

website more >>

Reporting & Analytics in RMG
Includes request for report forms
more >>

Internal Proposal Deadline Policies
School of Medicine/RMG and
Office of Sponsored Research (OSR)
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PI Eligibility and PI waiver exception types:
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