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“The research mission of the School of Nursing is to conduct innovative research and disseminate knowledge that promotes health and advances science globally.”

Opening in 1990, the Center for Nursing Research and Sponsored Projects, now known as the Nursing Office of Research Administration (NORA), has encouraged leadership for nursing research within the School, University, community and profession, and facilitates excellence in nursing research. Research is coordinated between the SON-NORA, Office of Finance Administration, and Johns Hopkins University Research Administration as well as Johns Hopkins Medical Institutes.


Nursing Office of Research Administration (NORA) was developed to facilitate excellence in nursing research.  The NORA is an integral part of JHSON, contributing significantly to faculty and student research efforts by offering programs and resources to support the development, submission, conduct, and publication of research; and by providing the needed information technology to foster research. The OSI works in collaboration with JHSON department chairs and Center faculty, Development and Alumni Relations, Marketing and Communications, the PhD Program Director, and many other departments and support offices in the JHSON to provide a supportive environment for faculty, students, and staff involved in nursing research.

The NORA is involved with many of the research activities through out the School, including:


You can request what is referred to as an ad hoc JHED (or Sponsored Account). The JH Enterprise currently charges $136/yr (11.34/mo) for these accounts. This is a fee Microsoft charges that they are passing along. We have a form you can use to request the JHED here https://nursing.jhu.edu/AccountRequest

Once you complete the info in the form. A survey link is sent to the person for whom you are requesting the JHED enabling them to provide their DOB and SSN securely which are required. Once they respond, a ticket will be automatically created with the SON Help Desk to submit the request.

Note that ad hoc JHEDs expire every 6 months. The requester and account holder will receive a notification as the expiration date is approaching. This needs to be forwarded to the SON Help Desk ([email protected]) by you (not the account holder) requesting that it be extended as/if needed every 6 months.

Data Management & Sharing Resources from JHU Data Management Services

Data Management Planning

JHU DMS’s resources and guidance for data management plans for grant proposals and project preparation.

Data Organization Best Practices

Some quick tips for effectively naming files and organizing folders of research data.

Metadata Tip Sheet

Ideas for using metadata to more effectively document research data for future use and sharing.

Research Backup Planning Guide

Strategies for developing a plan for backups, security, and preservation for your research data.

De-Identifying Human Subjects Data

Guidance for protecting and removing personal identifiers of research subjects for data sharing.

Making Spreadsheet Data Sharable/Re-usable

Ten tips for making research data within spreadsheets sharable and re-usable.