The eResearch Proposal Management (eRPM) project resulted from an analysis of the existing UM proposal management process. Some of major issues identified include:
To learn more, check out the eResearch Proposal Management Overview presentation and click the arrows below.
The primary goals of the eResearch Proposal Management (eRPM) System are:
eResearch Proposal Management (eRPM) system is being developed in phases over a three year period to assist the UM research community in applying for and managing research funds.
Starting in 2008, the first phase of the eRPM will be released to UM researchers and staff. It will include:
The eRPM project is a collaborative effort with faculty and staff from the UM Research Community to develop a research proposal management system. Listed below are the major project players.
MAIS and OVPR/DRDA are partnering together to lead this project.
eRPM will also leverage user involvement by establishing multiple Design Teams of stakeholders to determine the system functionality. The current design teams are:
The Departmental Advisory Team is made up of key unit representatives who are involved in the current proposal development and submission process to validate design team decisions. They review and provide feedback on system design to ensure system meets requirements and is easy to use.
The MAIS Research Administration Systems Team, led by Cindy Wells, configures software from Click Commerce to meet the specifications of the University of Michigan.