RSPD to launch new research proposal management system online

The Office of Research & Sponsored Program Development’s (RSPD) online proposal management system, developed by Novelution, is now live on campus. We are excited to be able to provide this opportunity to create efficiencies in the external funding proposal process on campus. This system enables a paperless proposal management and routing process with future communication to agency online submission systems. Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) functions will be added to UND’s proposal management software later in 2020.

Important Dates:

  • Jan. 6 – Full campus launch; while not required until April 1, 2020 (see below), all faculty and staff are able to log in to the system to complete proposals. Detailed directions for proposal creation in the system are available on the RSPD website.
  • Jan. 30, 10 a.m. to noon – RSPD will hold training at the SMHS (Room W201) to provide information about the software, the process of creating proposals, and the management of your research portfolio in the system.
  • April 1 – RSPD will stop accepting proposals outside of the online system. All proposals submitted for external funding must be submitted in the online system.

Details:

  • Novelution login is integrated with Peoplesoft. Peoplesoft login information can be used to login to the system at erac.und.edu.
  • Proposals created in the system will automatically route for department chair and dean approvals when submitted, creating a more efficient proposal approval process.
  • User access can be manually updated by RSPD staff. Colleges and departments can request various levels of edit and approval access for admin and proxy users within departmental/college proposal records.
  • Deans will have access to review and comment on all proposals and awards within their college at any stage of development.
  • The system provides an option to build a proposal budget within the system proposal record, which will automatically calculate salary, fringe for named personnel, and facilities and administrative costs.
  • Report capabilities allow for sorting and filtering to create a wide range of customizable reports.
  • IRB and IACUC modules will be integrated in 2020, which will allow for linking and review of IRB and IACUC protocol information within proposal and award records.
  • UND’s CITI Program profile will be integrated in 2020 to provide automatic cross-checking of completion for PHS agency required Financial Conflict of Interest training.

For additional questions, please contact Michael Sadler, Research & Sponsored Program Development: michael.p.sadler@UND.edu or 701.777.4152.