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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



October 2012

  • Collegiate Research History Reporting
  • eResearch website to navigate electronic applications
  • Prototype development and vetting of concepts

 April 2013

  • Phase I in production with links to commonly used research applications
  • Quick access to research project information including pre-award, financial, human, and animal subject, and outgoing sub-award content.
  • Simple Primary Investigator (PI) delegation

July 2013

  • Additional Delegate functionality released
  • Campus wide launch of the Researcher portal

October 2013

  • User favorites tracking similar to My Self Service favorites feature

February 2014

  • Integrated Federal Announcements from Lewis and Burke


  • Continue work on HawkIRB integration and Research Administrator access


 Project Team

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