January 28, 2010

What's New in eResearch Proposal Management

Read about improvements and helpful tips in the latest release of the eResearch Proposal Managment system.

Good morning,

I would like to share some good news about improvements to the eRPM system, effective today, January
28, 2010, and some helpful tips for working with and learning about the changes.

Biggest Changes & Tips
-- PAF Search Added
-- Integration with eResearch Regulatory Management
-- Uploaded documents sorted by upload date
-- Hardship refinements
-- Notes from eRPM Grants.Gov Tips Session

To learn more about these changes and see a summary of all changes, see:
http://www.umich.edu/~eresinfo/erpm/rnotes/releasenote_v1.7.html
Cathy Handyside
eResearch Proposal Management Project Manager

FOR QUESTIONS OR ASSISTANCE
Contact the ITS Administrative Help Desk:
-- Phone: 734-936-7000, option 6
-- E-mail: maishelpdesk@umich.edu

cc: Research Unit Liaisons

From: Cathy Handyside
Sent: Thursday, January 28, 2010 9:51 AM
To: "eRPM-Info Group"

Posted by wro at 02:58 PM

January 05, 2010

Working with Grants.gov Forms in eResearch

Join the eResearch Proposal Management team for a Tips & Tricks web session on working with Grants.gov forms in eResearch on January 11, 2010.

The eResearch team is hosting a Tips & Tricks session to discuss working with Grants.gov forms in eResearch.
We have set-up a web-meeting:

-- Date: January 11, 2010
-- Time: 3:00 - 4:30 pm
-- Call in number: 734-763-3881

View session materials during the meeting:

Topics:

1. Share tips & tricks for working in Grants.gov forms in eResearch:

--- Tips for using your browser with eResearch
--- Data mapping - PAF to SF424 forms
--- 424 gotchas (e.g., strict validations
--- Fellowship - Personal Profiles in the NIH Commons
--- Submission Pre-check

2. Ask questions about working with Grants.gov forms in eResearch.

Register:
If you would like to attend this session, please register at: http://www.doodle.com/pzpvpwfbmxfsxas6

This message was sent to subscribers to the eRPM-Info@umich.edu e-mail group. Please forward this message to others who may be interested in this topic.

Thanks,
Cathy

From: Cathy Handyside [eres.pm.inform@umich.edu]
To: eRPM-Info Group
Sent: Tuesday, January 5, 2010, 7:26 a.m.
Subject: Tips & Tricks: Working with Grants.gov Forms in eResearch, January 11, 2010

Posted by wro at 07:36 AM

October 29, 2009

What's New in eResearch Proposal Management

Improvements made to the eRPM system, effective today, plus other helpful tips. See the message from Cathy Handyside, eResearch Proposal Management Project Manager:

I would like to share with you improvements made to the eRPM system, effective today 10/29/2009, and some helpful tips for working with the eRPM system.

Biggest Changes & Tips
-- Attach One PDF in Final Proposal Documents
-- Upload a new document versus a new document version
-- PAN/PAC changes
-- eRPM Emails - Better Subject Lines
-- Full list of eRPM Tips

To learn more about these changes and see a summary of all changes, go to:
<http://www.umich.edu/~eresinfo/erpm/rnotes/releasenote_v1.6.html>

Cathy Handyside
eResearch Proposal Management Project Manager

FOR QUESTIONS OR ASSISTANCE
Contact the Help Desk:
-- Phone: 734-936-7000, option 6
-- E-mail: maishelpdesk@umich.edu

To: eRPM-Info
Cc: Research Unit Liaisons
From: Cathy Handyside
Subject: What's New in eResearch Proposal Management
Date: Thursday, October 29, 2009

Posted by cstefans at 09:30 AM

September 15, 2009

eResearch Proposal Management UM-Maintained Reports Updated

New fields and two new reports were recently added to the RS02 BusinessObjects Proposal Management universe in response to customer feedback. Refer to Dennis Cebulski's September 15 e-mail for details.

Subject: eRPM Repository Reports Update

As a person who has access to the RS02 Proposal Management data set in Business Objects, here is an update on available repository reports. These reports can be found in Business Objects under Public Folders, UM-Maintained, Research, RS02 Proposal Management.

New fields have been added to the RS02 Proposal Management data warehouse and all repository reports have been updated. These new fields enable us to link data from the various tables to give you the information you have requested. For example, one of the new fields, the Primary Project/Grant Number, adds the most recent project/grant number to the PAF award information and can be found on all Active Awards and Historical Awards reports. A description of new fields pertaining to a report can be found on the Notes page of the report.

Updated reports include:
-- Pending Proposals by Person
-- Historical Proposals by Person
-- Active Awards by Person
-- Historical Awards by Person
-- Active Commitments by Person (recently added to RS02 Proposal Management)

Also per your request, the following reports have been updated with the new fields mentioned above as well as updated to run from the Person Appt Department rather than the Proposal Admin Department. The Person Appt Department is the department of appointment selected on the PAF for Principal and/or Participating Investigators. For your convenience, the Proposal Admin Department and related School/College continue to be included in all reports.

-- Pending Proposals by Person Appt Department
-- Pending Proposals by Person Appt School or College
-- Historical Proposals by Person Appt Department
-- Historical Proposals by Person Appt School or College
-- Active Awards by Person Appt Department
-- Active Awards by Person Appt School or College
-- Historical Awards by Person Appt Department
-- Historical Awards by Person Appt School or College
-- Active Commitments by Person Appt Department (recently added to RS02 Proposal Management)
Active Commitments by Person Appt School or College (recently added to RS02 Proposal Management)

Two new reports have been added to the repository to assist you with gathering information on collaborating investigators.
-- Active Awards by Person Appt Dept with all UM PIs
Adds the Principal Investigator(s) if not from your department.

-- Active Awards by Person Appt Dept with all UM PIs and Participating Investigators
Adds the Principal Investigator if not from your department and all Participating Investigators.

In addition to these two reports, new reports will soon be available that will contain data for outstanding proposals.

While these reports have been carefully constructed and tested there still remains some data issues that occasionally arise, you are strongly encouraged to notify us should you come across data that appears to be inconsistent with expected results.

I would like to acknowledge the efforts of Kate Strzempek of DRDA and Vasudha Ramani of MAIS who have partnered in developing and testing these queries.

Additional reports will be added over the next month. Information on RS02 Proposal Management data set on-line and classroom training will be announced before the end of September.

Your questions, suggestions, and data needs are always welcomed and should be sent to:
eRPM-Data@umich.edu

From: Dennis Cebulski
To: eRPM.Warehouse.Users
Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2009 11:25 a.m.
Subject:

Posted by wro at 11:02 AM

August 17, 2009

What's New in eResearch Proposal Management, August 17, 2009

In response to requests from the research community and DRDA, the eRPM team has made many improvements to the eRPM system.

Effective August 17, you will notice some changes. These changes will not significantly impact how you work with the system, but will clarify or improve some processes.

Biggest Changes:
-- Finalize proposal documents in eResearch changes.
-- Relate PAFs in eRPM.
-- New cloning types & rules.
-- Comments required when requesting or submitting PAF changes.

To learn more about these changes and see a summary of all changes go to: <http://www.umich.edu/~eresinfo/erpm/rnotes/releasenote_v1.4.html>

Cathy Handyside
eResearch Proposal Management Project Manager

FOR QUESTIONS OR ASSISTANCE
Contact the Help Desk:
-- Phone: 734-936-7000, option 7
-- E-mail: maishelpdesk@umich.edu

From: Cathy Handyside
Sent: August 17, 2009, 8:42 a.m.
To: eRPM-info

Posted by wro at 08:52 AM

January 30, 2009

New PAF Course Available Online

Eliminate the commute and learn how to complete a Proposal Approval Form (PAF) in eResearch Proposal Management (eRPM) from the comfort of your own desk. It's a great opportunity to get a sneak peek before the All UM eRPM Release scheduled for March 2009.

Visit the Training page on the eResearch Proposal Management site for access to training and documentation resources.

Posted by wro at 02:18 PM

December 15, 2008

U-M Proposal Management System in the News!

U-M's pilot implementation of eResearch Portal for Grants software featured in ClickCommerce article: U-M Launches New eSystem for External Grants Funding Proposals.

Posted by wro at 12:30 PM

December 08, 2008

PRISM Retirement & Replacement Coming in January

PRISM will be retired and replaced with an eResearch Proposal Management data set in January 2009. For most who use PRISM via the web or run predefined reports, this transition should be very minor. Stay tuned for descriptions of updated and new predefined reports. Users who work closely with the DRDA to meet their reporting needs will be invited to training sessions to learn how to work with the new data set.

Posted by lburgamy at 02:49 AM | Comments (0)

November 19, 2008

MAIS Connection Conference: eResearch Break-Out Sessions

NOV. 19 - Learn about the eResearch systems at the MAIS Connection Conference, where both the new Proposal Management and Regulatory Management 2.0 will be previewed. Register Now.

eResearch Proposal Management Preview:

Preview the next eResearch Web-based system, Proposal Management. eResearch Proposal Management (eRPM) is being developed to accommodate the electronic routing, approval, and submission of funding proposals to external sponsors, including Grants.gov. This session will provide a high-level overview of the new eRPM system. Specifically, it will demonstrate basic system navigation, discuss key system features (for example, Proposal Approval Form creation, Grants.gov forms, cloning), and share resources for the system implementation.
Presenter: Cathy Handyside, MAIS, Research Administration Systems IT Project Manager

eResearch Regulatory Management Release 2.0 Overview:

Preview the major enhancements to eResearch Regulatory Management System, which is scheduled for a Winter 2009 implementation. You will learn about the streamlining initiative, which includes customized paths through the human subjects research application. The session will also highlight changes to the amendment process, and the new look and feel of the upgraded system.
Presenters: David Mulder, MAIS, Research Administration Systems Assistant Director
Jenny Jalet, MAIS, Research Administration Systems Performance Support Analyst

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November 17, 2008

Proposal Management Pilot

Proposal Management system pilot begins in November 2008 to prepare for the all campus release in March 2009. The pilot will include 20-25 proposals from a variety of project types and units. Training will be available to support both the pilot and the all campus release. For a sneak peek of the developing system, see System Previews.

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October 20, 2008

eResearch Regulatory Management

This web-based system centralizes the review and approval process for Human Subjects Research Applications and IBC Biosafety Registrations.

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October 19, 2008

Regulatory Management Training

A variety of training opportunities and reference materials are available to support your use of the Regulatory Management system.

Posted by lburgamy at 02:21 PM | Comments (0)

October 18, 2008

eResearch Proposal Management (eRPM)

This new Web-based system is being developed to accommodate the electronic routing, approval, and submission of funding proposals to external sponsors, including Grants.gov.

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