Office for Sponsored Research and Award Administration Personnel
The Office for Sponsored Research and Award Administration (OSRAA) is a centralized unit of Business Affairs that provides efficient critical accounting, reporting, and compliance services to support the campus wide research mission of the University. You may find contact information in their personnel directory. The OSRAA Frequently Asked Questions page offers answers to topics such as Budget Development, Labor Distributions, and OSRAA Organization.
"Contracts" at OSU is a broadly used term. The following should help clarify the realm of contracting as it relates to faculty.
ONLY authorized contracts officers may sign on behalf of the University. ANY AGREEMENT requiring a signature that relates to OSU must be signed by a contracts officer. When in doubt, call Christina Fierro (541-737-1588) in the Forestry Business Office.
From the Procurement and Contract Services (PaCS) Manual 203 - Unauthorized Purchases or Contracts:
"Individuals that purchase or sign Contracts beyond their granted authority may be held personally responsible for the purchase or Contract, which could include personal liability for payment to the vendor for the purchase or contract, or repayment to OSU."