Project State: 
Active
Status: 
Yellow
Project Manager: 
Pat Jones
Organization: 
Research office
Reported: 
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Status Summary: 

The electronic Research Administration (eRA) project provides a cloud-based solution for managing Conflicts of Interest (COI), human subjects research protection (IRB), and animal subjects research protection (IACUC).  The COI module work is preparing for beta later this month. General availability has been delayed until August; the delay is due to vendor delays in implementing several key feature requests. The IACUC implementation is about 15%, and IRB remains at about 5% as IRB continues to refine the current forms in preparation for federal rule changes.  The data requirements for information exchange between research proposal administration systems and the eRA system are largely specified; based upon current discussion, a large amount of the information needed by ORI for compliance can be generated through a CORE report.

Recently Completed: 

The search for a permanent project manager to lead the IACUC and IRB modules completed interviews 6-7-2017. The update problem with a completed Banner integration with eRA was resolved with IS support. Short and long-term solutions to outstanding issues related to end-of-life research systems and their intersection with eRA and other IS initiatives have been identified and are being addressed. A potential beta test faculty group for the COI module implementation has been identified

What's Next: 

Finalize COI beta testing. Complete hiring of permanent project manager to complete deploying the IRB and IACUC modules. Implement Cayuse data report required for COI review process and do so in a form largely compatible with IRB and IACUC needs.