The Office for Research Information Systems (ORIS) provides IT and business analysis services to the departments within UCLA's Office for Research Administration (ORA) and Research Policy and Compliance. In addition, ORIS builds and maintains critical research enterprise systems that are utilized campus-wide. ORIS works integrally with ORA leaders and RAPID (Research Administration Process Improvement & Deployment) work groups to design and implement solutions that impact the university's research community.


ORIS strives to be an efficient, effective and professional IT organization, leading in research administration solutions, business processes and technology. Its mission is to:

  • Deliver strategic technological solutions to achieve the business objectives of UCLA’s research enterprise.
  • Improve service, compliance and efficiency in research administration processes.
  • Design and operate the technology infrastructure for ORA.

How Are We Doing?


Feedback is always welcome, especially in regards to how our department is measuring up to our 7 core values. Please see below for a description of each value and send your comments and suggestions to pmo@research.ucla.edu.



  • Providing the highest level of service and customer care in a professional and courteous manner by understanding our customers’ needs and expectations, and building positive relationships.


  • Striving for excellence by delivering tested and proven solutions, and by providing high-quality, user-friendly products and services to our customers.


  • Inspiring trust by delivering on our promises, encouraging honest and open communication, and taking responsibility for our actions.



  • Managing University resources responsibly and effectively while carrying out UCLA’s core mission.


  • Demonstrating esteem and appreciation towards other people and organizations, and treating people with politeness and consideration, regardless of differences.


  • Working together efficiently to achieve common goals by sharing knowledge and ideas, and building consensus.


  • Streamlining processes to achieve optimal results.