Integrated Online Research Administration (IORA)
New System for Grants & Agreements Coming Early 2021
Research is a priority.
“The environment of a great research university creates great opportunity – not just in the learning itself, but how that learning translates into understanding and action. As president, I will focus on supporting and sustaining research at every level. Because it is through the knowledge derived from research that we fulfill our mission to make the world ever better.” – Sarah Mangelsdorf, President, University of Rochester, Inaugural Address
The University of Rochester is one of the country’s top-tier research universities, submitting close to 1,700 grant applications and receiving over $410 million in grant funding in fiscal year 2019. This critical funding is pursued to foster innovation, advancements in science and to benefit human kind.
This important work is currently accomplished using various systems and time-consuming manual processes, which can cause backlogs, difficulty tracking and reporting and at times can hinder critical research from moving forward as quickly as it could.
As part of the University’s Research Systems Modernization Plan, we are implementing an Integrated Online Research Administration (IORA) system for Grants and Agreements management. IORA is a comprehensive suite of software solutions capable of managing various research functions. This system will replace the current grants database, UR-Coeus and will also house all Funded and Unfunded Agreements. The university’s Institutional Review Board (Click IRB) is already part of IORA.
This transformative initiative will streamline and automate many of our processes, allow for transparency and consistency in budgeting and reporting, and is critical for future research and growth opportunities at the university.
Imagine the possibilities…
IORA is part of a larger, institution-wide Research Administration Systems Modernization Plan, which is made up of:
- Unfunded Agreements – IORA (Fall 2020)
- Grants – IORA (target Early 2021)
- IRB (also known as Click IRB) – IORA (Complete)
- PI Portal (IORA) (2021)
- Bio-Safety, IACUC, Conflict of Interest – TBD (TBD)
- Clinical Trials – Check the Embark site
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