Friday, April 1, 2016

The University of Iowa Division of Sponsored Programs (DSP) announced today that the UIRIS routing form system will be down for a major system upgrade from 5 p.m. Thursday, April 7 to 8 a.m. Monday, April 11.

During that time, users will not able to create, edit, or approve proposal routing forms or non-monetary routing forms. In addition, they will not be able to access previously submitted routing forms from Workflow or UIRIS.

Those with upcoming proposal due dates or a need to route something to DSP during the upgrade will need to get the materials to the office—meaning gathering all the necessary approvals—before 5 p.m. April 7. Additionally, those who want to refer to an existing routing form during the downtime will need to create a PDF copy in advance.

DSP strongly encourages users to get completed routing forms to DSP before April 7 rather than wait until the following week, as the office will be busy with additional upgrade-related work April 11.

Please allow extra time for grant/contract review and award processing as DSP transitions to the new system.

The UIRIS upgrade will facilitate concurrent, multiple reviews within DSP, transition to a fully electronic system, and provide the research community access to detailed statuses of their proposals or agreements using the existing DSP Research Tracker.

Direct questions and concerns to or call the helpdesk at 5-2123.