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eRPM Update

Updates to MTAs, Hardships, and Grants.gov SF424

Good morning!  The eResearch Proposal Management system (eRPM) was updated on Monday, June 27, 2016. Following is a summary of the updates.

Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) Enhancements

The Unfunded Agreement (UFA) Form and related UFA Summary have been updated to reflect the following changes:

We reduced the number of form questions for PI/Project Teams to complete.
  • "Space Modification" (add a lock, block wifi, etc.) and "Incremental Space" are combined into one question.
We removed the following questions:
  • "Space Security" - Are there any specific security requirements?
  • "Off UM Property" - Will the material be used/sent off UM property (owned or leased)?
  • "Openness Restriction" - Please indicate if any of the following restrictions on the openness of research apply to this agreement (check all that apply).
The Office of Tech Transfer will evaluate if space security or other restrictions apply, and if needed, they will seek unit approval prior to finalizing the agreement.

Hardship Requests

The Primary Research Administrator will receive an email notification when the PI signs a Hardship Request.


SF424 R&R Detailed Budget Page - New Sort Order

We have a new sort order for the Standard Form 424 (Research & Related) (SF424 (R&R)) Detailed Budget page.

In response to requests from those submitting to Grants.gov, we have updated the process used to map the U-M Investigators from the Proposal Approval form (PAF) into the SF424 R&R Detailed Budget Page in the Grants.gov application

The new sort order is:

  • U-M Sponsor PI, if applicable,
  • U-M investigator(s)
    • In cases of multiple PIs, the contact PI is listed first with others followed by others in alphabetical order by last name.
  • Participating Investigator with specified effort
  • Participating Investigator without specified effort
  • Other Non-Faculty Investigator

Note: If there are multiple names within each category, the order is alphabetical and sorted by last name.


  • For more information on all eRPM updates, please visit the eRPM What’s New page.
  • For questions, please contact the ITS Service Center at (734) 764-HELP (4-4357), option 3 or via email at 4help@umich.edu.

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