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eResearch December Update, Release 5.1


The eResearch Proposal Management system (eRPM) was updated on Monday, December 10, 2018.


Proposal Management Training Update


Screenshot of new Step-by-Step ProceduresThe eRPM Training page now links to redesigned step-by-step procedures (scroll down to find them under "Reference Materials") that are more accessible and responsive. In addition to the new format, some procedures have been updated to reflect the implementation of Award Management.

Award and Award Modification Updates and Enhancements


The Award Modification system-generated email notifications have been updated:
  • Added:
    • the Administrative Home department;
    • the list of email recipients.
  • Removed:
    • The activation information (person and notes) that was at the top of the email.
An update was made to three Award and Award Modification email recipient groups to exclude deactivated U-M Investigators. This will fix an issue with people receiving emails after they have left the university or who are no longer on the project.

On the eRPM Home Workspace under Support Links, Request Admin Personnel Change has been updated to support bulk project team administrative changes for Award projects and includes an option to run a report for AWD - Administrative Personnel.

Award Workspace Updates


To display more tabs on the workspace and limit the options that appear under the "More..." tab, a first step was made to rename and shorten the Award Workspace tabs. The changes are as follows:
  • Modifications to Mod/ACR
  • Terms & Conditions to Terms
  • Subcontracts to SUBKs
  • Activity History and Change Tracking combined to Activity Log
  • Attachments to AWD Docs
  • Unit Documents to Unit Docs
The Contact PI and Admin Home Department were added to the $$$ tab so it is easier to discern the PAFs and Budget Periods on Awards with many budget periods and PAFs. These columns were added to the end of the row, so the Direct, Indirect, and Total columns are next to each other.

The M-Reports Award Link has been revised and moved to the $$$ tab. Based on your role in M-Reports, the link will redirect you to open the Award ID Summary so that those with the Management Reports tab in M-Reports should not have to first find the Award ID Summary page.  If you do not have access to M-Reports, you will see this message instead of a link: “You currently do not have access to M-Reports. To gain access, a request must be made in the OARS system.”
 
The Related Records tab for HUM, PRO, IBCA, and UFA was changed to have the same information that is in the award worksheet.
 
The OCA Specialist Name was added to the list of SUBKs on the SUBKs tab.

Updates to Deliverables Functionality to Support ORSP Pilot

ORSP will pilot a new deliverable functionality in early 2019. To support that, the following changes have been made:
  • Renamed “Manage Deliverables” activity to “Project Team Manage Deliverables.”
  • Added new type of deliverable “Hardware/Software” as a selection.
  • Additional form updates to support system calculation of project end date. 

Questions


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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