Regulatory Budget Request

Do you have an upcoming project that requires regulatory support? ORAQ regulatory support is provided free of charge for most Duke-sponsored projects. However, ORAQ may require funding support when the work meets one of the following criteria:
  1. Regulatory Affairs Support for “Commercial” Activities –Effort to support an investigational application where the product under investigation is intended to be commercialized at a later date, an FDA marketing application, or modification of an FDA-cleared/approved product.
  2. Regulatory Affairs Support for Coordinating Center Role—Effort to support large, multi-center studies or projects that require use of a coordinating center.
  3. Regulatory Affairs Support for Multi-Project Programs—Effort to support large, multi-project research activities, such as Program Project/Center Grants (P series), Cooperative Agreements (U01), or projects of similar magnitude. 

If the needed regulatory work meets one of the criteria above, we can work with you to develop a budget of estimated costs that can be included in a grant or contract negotiation.  To request a cost estimate for regulatory affairs support, please email

Letter of Support

In addition to providing cost estimates, ORAQ can provide a letter of support demonstrating our commitment to support your research project. To aid in the development of this letter, ORAQ has developed a template that can be downloaded and modified to describe your research proposal. Please draft the letter and email a Word version to with "Request for Letter of Support" in the subject line. Be sure to include in the body of the email:

  • The investigator name and department
  • The relevant sponsor/program
  • The deadline to the sponsor/your send date
  • The name and email address of the person(s) to contact when the letter is executed
  • Special formatting requirements (e.g., length, font size)

ORAQ will review the draft letter and make any edits before printing on letterhead and returning a signed copy. While execution of the letter will be completed as quickly as possible, please expect that it may take up to 2-4 business days.