Research Portal

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Overview of Project

One of the major sub-projects of eRA is to create a Research Portal. We envision that the overall portal will
  • create a single point of entry for investigators and support staff to access administrative applications for research
  • provide personalized information about the research project/study
  • provide important announcements related to research and funding opportunities
  • provide access to research forms, policies and procedures
  • provide links to knowledgebase help, training and education
  • serve as a framework for delivering applications and tools for researchers and administrative staff

Visions & Goals

The vision for the Research Portal is to provide a dynamic interface that will be the primary point of contact between the institution and researchers.

Key Portal Principles

  • Adds value to users – more than just simple data access
  • Customizable to end user – personalized information delivered
  • Consolidate communication in a single location
  • Dynamic and scalable
  • Easily comprehensible and navigable
  • Single sign-on for various systems
  • Mobile device interface
  • Accessible



May 2012 – June 2012 – Planning
  • Developing concept for portal
  • Formation of advisory committees
  • Development of mockups

June 2012 – August 2012 – Prototype development

  • Big 10 eRA meeting participant survey
  • Portal Advisory committee mockup survey
  • Development of prototypes
  • Stakeholder presentations for prototype

August 2012 – September 2012 – Integration and reports

  • Release of DSP campus reports

October 2012 – March 2013 – Research application links integration

  • Development of portal framework
  • Setup of links for portal
  • Development of action items and announcements frameworks

January 2013 – March 2013 – Single sign-on integration

  • Initial setup of single sign-on for research applications

April 2013 – June 2013 – User Profile favorites

  • Development of user favorites

July 2013 – December 2013 – Delegate integration

  • Integrate delegation of access from external applications including Pre-Award, Animal Operations, and others

Additional work in 2013 and beyond

  • Starting in January 2013: Development of expandable content in conjunction with other applications
    • eCOI
    • Animal Research
    • Pre-award
    • ePost, HawkIRB, etc
  • Metrics Reporting
= Next Milestone

Project Team


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