Project State: 
Project Manager: 
Chris Young
Research Office
Monday, October 9, 2017

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).

Status Summary: 

The COI Module was successfully deployed on 8/31/2017.  The next COI Module milestone occurs on 11/23/2017 at which time the project warranty period expires.  During warranty period, iMedris has up to 30 days to resolve or respond to any issues in functionality that we report.  Work that was already underway on both the IRB and IACUC modules will continue as we work to develop short, medium, and long-range project and implementation plans for the remaining modules.

Recently Completed: 

No milestones were planned for this reporting period.  We completed a budget review and are addressing several billing issues with the vendor.  We validated the full range of functionality for the System Administrator role in the Production COI module.  We completed Level 0 context diagrams for the IACUC module to aid in project scheduling and test plan development.  Planning for the IRB module is underway while work continues on IRB changes related to new regulations that go into effect in January 2018. 

What's Next: 

Extensive live testing of the COI module for the remaining roles validate functionality.  Following the warranty period (ending on 11/23/2017).  OSU will have 45 days to accept the module as delivered.  Project planning for IACUC, IRB, and ARC modules continues.  The next Advisory Committee meeting is on Oct. 30th.