New Award Management Functionality is Available August 20, 2018.
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New Award Management Functionality Will Be Here August 20, 2018

On August 20, 2018, new Award Management functionality will be released in eResearch Proposal Management (eRPM).

System Availability

To implement this functionality and complete data conversion, eRPM will be unavailable from Friday, August 17, 5:30 pm - Monday, August 20, 6:00 am. 

Award Management Functionality Overview

Units will use a new workspace in eRPM to access Award information and to run new award management activities for maintenance of award data throughout the project lifecycle.

This new approach introduces a single award number that:

  • Aligns with M-Pathways Financials
  • References all related Proposal Approval Forms (PAFs)
  • Includes reference to all related compliance records and sub-contract

Additional Resources

eRPM Award Management Training Page

To help prepare Research Administrators and Unit Reviewer/Approvers, ITS prepared job aids, reference materials, and FAQs. These resources are posted on the eRPM Award Management training page.

eRPM Sandbox
The eRPM Sandbox has been updated with the new functionality and with award records converted from existing active PAFs. The Sandbox will be updated periodically with additional converted data between now and August 20th. For more information on the data conversion process and schedule, please refer to the Data Conversion section of the eRPM Award Management training page.

Information Sessions
Information Sessions are also available to help answer any questions you may have after reviewing the materials. No registration is required for these sessions, scheduled for:
  • South Campus: Wolverine Tower - Room G18
    • Tuesday, Aug. 14, 3:00-4:30 PM
  • North Campus: Lurie Engineering Center - Johnson Rooms A, B, and C
    • Friday, Aug. 17, 9:00-10:30 AM
Other Reference Materials
Information about the project was presented at the 
May 2018 RAN Meeting (slides and recording are available) and can also be found on the ORSP Award Project page.  

We will keep you updated over the next few weeks. Thank you!
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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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