Project State: 
Project Manager: 
Pat Jones
Research office
Monday, August 14, 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 pilot testing will run 8/16 and 8/17 with CBEE in the College of Engineering. General availability is scheduled for August 31.  The vendor has implemented the key features OSU requested, with some refinement in usability in process. The permanent Project Manager, Christopher Young, is now on board and planning the IACUC and IRB implementation schedules.  The data requirements for information exchange between research proposal administration systems and the eRA system are specified; a CORE report scheduled for availability in September.

Recently Completed: 

The search for a permanent project manager to lead the eRA project is completed and Christopher Young has joined the team. Production has been prepared for pilot testing of COI with CBEE, the arrangements with the Department are set and pilot testing of the Production COI module will occur the week of August 14th.

What's Next: 

Finalize COI readiness for General Availability. This includes preparation and issue identification related to making the COI module generally available at the end of the month and discussions surrounding the legacy COI system. Complete examination of planning with respect to IACUC and IRB module implementations, their scheduling and possible contingencies related to uncertainties on whether Federal rule changes will be implemented in January 2018 or not.