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RIS Mission Statement

Research Information Systems supports research by helping to reduce administrative burden.  We work with our partners in administrative and IT units on campus to deliver and maintain innovative systems that simplify administrative processes.  

About RIS

Support of Research Administration requires unique technology solutions in order to allow for streamlined, single-point access to up-to-date information for researchers, research staff, and administrative staff.  Read more...

News & Events

eIACUC Project (Animal Use Protocol)

Accomplishments: All Project Personnel Demographic information has been populated into a new system to ease creating a new animal protocol from an existing one Completed first full animal protocol for use of rats Next Steps: Create preliminary amendment and review process for rat protocols Implement the next species Read More...

eCOI - Consolidated Electronic UI COI/COC Disclosure System

Accomplishments: Completed planning for incorporating Provost’s Office & HR requirements for Conflict of Commitment (COC) and Conflict of Interest (COI) in the Workplace disclosure requirements. Next Steps: Revise disclosure form for 2014 disclosure period to include Provost Office COC/COI requirements. Read More...

Pre-Award

Accomplishments: Completed improvements to proposal routing form including auto-emails to faculty collaborators, HSO and IACUC Implementation of KNODE, a Cloud-based tool which automatically aggregates scientific content from publicly available databases into individual expertise profiles for life science researchers Next Steps: Read More...

Portal

Accomplishments: User "Favorites" tracking similar to My Self Service favorites feature Next Steps: Implementation of authorization for departments and organizations Integrate Federal Announcements from Lewis and Burke Develop ability to mark announcements as read Initial "quick look" data display for Animal Operations information Additional outreach to research community to increase utilization Read More...

ePost – Electronic post-award information management system

Accomplishments: Met with CLAS and COPH to review Departmental/Collegiate wide summary report prototypes.  Identified data requirements for STAR METRICS project. Completed the Payroll data cleansing for Payroll Summary report and drill down capability. Next Steps: Read More...

ARIS (Office of Animal Research Billing/Inventory/Tracking System)

Accomplishments: Completed Phase 1 Enhancements including:Improved animal account management Improved data integrity by validating inventory location against approved locations per species Guarding against ordering more animals than approved for animal protocol Next Steps: Improve user experience for OAR and research lab staff Improve management of supply and drug inventory (Internal Audit finding) Read More...