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OhioHealth Research and Innovation Institute

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OhioHealth Research and Innovation Institute

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Finance and Sponsored Programs Support

Efficiently Managing and Reporting Grant Funds

OHRI researchers have access to experts in budgets and contracts, financial management of pre- and post-award monies, as well as billing compliance and Institutional Review Board (IRB) requirements. 

The staff at OhioHealth Research & Innovation Institute (OHRI) includes experts with extensive experience in managing and reporting clinical grant monies according to rigorous guidelines.

Our full services include:

  • Accounting and reporting
  • Budget and planning
  • Industry and investigator-initiated trial CTA and budget review
  • CMS billing compliance 
  • Revenue collection
  • Patient billing dispute resolution
  • Co-ordination with hospital finance

We keep the right people notified, so our OhioHealth clinicians and our sponsor partners remain compliant throughout their research studies.

We Help Researchers Navigate Grant Funding

Navigating the fragmented and complex landscape of grant funding can be challenging. OHRI can help you streamline the process with multidisciplinary technical and administrative support, allowing you to focus your limited time on the scientific and clinical aspects of your study.

Our services include:

  • Pre- and post-financial accounting
  • Grant submission
  • Grant compliance with reporting and documentation
  • Cash management
  • Timeline management

Whatever your research plans, the team at OHRI can assist you at any phase of the grants management process.

This includes assistance in submitting a petition to the OhioHealth Sponsored Projects Office for permission to apply for grant funding, as well as navigating the Institutional Review Board process. We can also assist you identify critical proposal requirements and develop the scientific aspects of your protocol.

  • Funding sources: We can help you identify and get connect with the right funding sources for your project.
  • Feasibility study: Once a grant opportunity has been located, we will help you acquire the necessary forms and internal approvals for your proposal and review it for eligibility and compliance issues.
  • Proposal submission: OHRI is the only OhioHealth department authorized to apply for federal research funding. Once you complete your proposal, our team will review it, provide feedback and submit the application.
  • Financial management: Once funding is awarded, we can assist with contract negotiations and final approval of the award. Our financial management team will determine the forms and accounting necessary for the proper management of your award.

Contact OHRI

For more information, contact:

Michael Brechbuhler, MPH
Manager, Finance
(614) 788.3872
michael.brechbuhler@ohiohealth.com

Leslie Kerr, MHA
Manager, Sponsored Programs
(614) 788.3875
leslie.kerr@ohiohealth.com