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Innovating Research Administration Systems

November 27, 2019 — 

Research grants and contracts, both pre- and post-award management – will be moving to a paperless, single sign-on software system beginning in mid-2020.

“Current systems are primarily paper-based or PDF processes that are quite inefficient,” said Digvir Jayas, vice-president (research and international). “Principal investigators (PIs) will be able to track their UM submissions from creation to completion in this single sign-on system.”

The Research Administration System (RAS) project will integrate more than 100 forms—including the Funding Application Approval Form (FAAF)—animal and human ethics, contracts and internal grants (and all the associated attachments), with reviews and approvals happening within RAS.

The project began in 2018, with identification of the need to move to an improved business workflow for research administration, that will meet the needs of PIs as well as those reviewing and approving proposals.

Phase 1 includes Human Ethics (Fort Garry) with a targeted mid-2020 launch.

ras timeline

For updates on this project and further information, refer to the project website:

Research at the University of Manitoba is partially supported by funding from the Government of Canada Research Support Fund.

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