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									grants.gov
Lurching towards eRA
What is grants.gov

Federal electronic workspace providing a
common source for funding information...

...and for proposal submission

More and more federal grant applications
require submission via grants.gov
    Some Cautions
Requires PureEdge Viewer -- free
software that functions only on selected
Windows platforms

Proposals are stored locally, not in a
central location managed by grants.gov

Potential for version control problems

File uploading not transparent: can
inadvertently upload wrong file
     More Cautions

Repetitious re-keying of identifying data

 Faculty data

 Institutional data

Meager data validations
 Still more cautions
Requires up-to 48 hours for grants.gov to validate
and release proposal to sponsor.

Problems experienced by us or other sites

  Unregistered user; invalid DUNS number

  Incomplete application package

  Virus detected

Jeopardizes UNH’s ability to process last-minute
proposals successfully

problems
What to do?
Long-term solution

Short-term strategies
   InfoEd Proposal
  Development (PD)
System-to-system solution (S-2-S)

PD is part of an integrated suite of eRA
tools
     Proposal/Award Tracking (PT) with
     Interface to Banner

     Administration of IRB and IACUC (HS and
     LA)

USNH owns PD module license
        PD Features
Platform-independent - no additional software

Faculty/proxies build proposals in PD

  Research plan is uploaded (and PDF’d by PD)

  Robust budgeting tool with versioning

Key faculty, institutional and application data
default into proposal

Thorough validation logic - institutional rules
    More Features
Proposals are routed electronically
for institutional approvals
 Rich routing/proxy rules

 Feedback re status of routing proposal

PD submits proposals electronically
to grants.gov (background xml feed)
Same process no matter the sponsor
             But...
PD has complex implementation path

 Configuration

 Business processes

Months before initial OSR
implementation

Phased approach for faculty
What to do?
   Transitional Plan
Mitigate the pitfalls of grants.gov
  Explore central document sharing system

  Provide regular training session in using
  grants.gov

  Explore solution for faculty who cannot readily
  access PureEdge

Work with InfoEd to shorten transition
window
        Resources

Planning

Communication

Training and Support

Financial
          Planning

OSR developing project plan to manage
PD implementation and transitional
period with grants.gov
 OSR planning committee

 OSR Advisory Group

InfoEd application consulting services
   Communication

OSR website (continuing)

Dean’s Council

GMAF (regular updates)

Other venues?
Training and Support
OSR will continue to provide training
sessions in grants.gov

 Available via the CIS training schedule

CIS Help Desk will provide basic support
in PureEdge Viewer (installation, etc.) -->
we are anticipating approval of this

OSR will provide departmental IT as a
backup for uploading issues.
             Financial
InfoEd purchase funded by USNH Long-Range
Technology Plan v.2

Proposal to LRTP v.3 to fund implementation
consultants for PD

OSR staffing diverted to help grants.gov transitional
period

     IT staff: technical support

     ResAdmin staff: training, etc.
   Other Thoughts


Colleges/research centers can consider
central proposal development services

								
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