Project State: 
On Hold
Project Manager: 
Chris Young
Research Office
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

The electronic Research Administration (eRA) project will replace a host of aging systems and manual processes with a single, cloud-based solution for managing Conflicts of Interest (COI), human subjects research (IRB),  animal subjects research (IACUC), and live animal care (ARC).

Status Summary: 

We have kicked off work on the three remaining modules (IACUC, IRB, ARC).  Work continues on the IACUC module build.  All forms, form logic, and form workflows are complete.  System configuration began on 8/14 and 2 of 7 phases have been completed.  IRB is nearing the end of the design and analysis phase and, vendor permitting, we have targeted the end of August to begin IRB form build within iRIS.  ARC is in the design and analysis phase.  52% of the project work has been completed as of 8/29.  The project status has been set to yellow to reflect the added risks to the project with the departures of the project sponsor (Cindy Sagers) and the project manager (Chris Young).  We have moved the IRB deployment date to January 2019 to coincide with HHS changes to the IRB Common Rule to miniminze impact to researchers.  We can expect the PM departure to produce project delays for the IACUC, IRB, and ARC modules with the greatest impacts to the IRB and ARC modules.

Recently Completed: 

IRB: All IRB design and analysis documents except the test plan
IACUC: All process forms, form logic, and form workflow; 2 of 7 module configuration phases complete  
ARC: Form walkthrough complete

Project: We recently upgraded the iRIS Dev and Test environments from 10.3 to 11.1  


What's Next: 

IACUC: vendor's seven configuration phases (a series of conference calls and tasks to complete the system setup)
IRB: Test planning; kickoff form build with iMedRIS
ARC: More design and analysis (meetings, agendas, document retention, training, test planning)