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eResearch Proposal Management (eRPM) Update

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The eResearch Proposal Management system (eRPM) was updated on May 24, 2021, to version 6.2. See the release notes for more screenshot images and more details.

Proposal Approval Form (PAF), Award, Agreement Acceptance Requests (AARs), Unfunded Agreements (UFAs) Enhancements

Updated PAF Finalize For Submission to Sponsor View

  • Improved look and feel of the view to assist project teams in finalizing a PAF.
    • Moved “finalize” question to the bottom of the page, near the document uploader.
    • Increased font and alignment of questions for better readability.
    • Added a warning message if you attempt to leave the page without changing the finalize question to Yes.

PAF - Log Project Team Submission to Sponsor Activity

  • Removed two selections that were duplicative.

Updated Award and Award Modification Workspace message 

  • Updated message for awards marked as having “Multiple Principal Investigators.” New Workspace message reflects that these are awards where the sponsor has indicated all Investigators need to approve a change.


  • Added three new types of terms:
    • Foreign Currency
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution (Arbitration)
    • Reimbursement Risk-Final Financial Report

UFA Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs-Outgoing)

  • Updated existing question to include data, equipment, or software in addition to material
  • Added a new question about shipping potentially export controlled materials.


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Constance Colthorp, Communications Manager
Research - Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (ORSP)
Finance - Sponsored Programs Office (Sponsored Programs)

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