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"Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose. It is a seeking that he who wishes may know the cosmic secrets of the world and that they dwell therein." ~Zora Neale Hurston
The Office of Research Development and Services (ORDS) enhances the success of Saint Louis University researchers in securing external research support by providing tools, systems, information and training aimed at maximizing the competitiveness/quality of proposals, while minimizing administrative requirements.
In its capacity as the Authorized Organization Representative (AOR), ORDS reviews and approves all grant and contract submissions and negotiates and accepts all awards for research and scholarly activity. Please read the Policy for Externally Sponsored Programs: Grants, Contracts and Agreements, for more information.
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