Email Configuration, Tips & Recipients

  • Add to your address book/contacts so messages are not sent to junk or spam mail.

Warning plain text email system users e.g., Groupwise!

  • Enable html messages - because eResearch sends html messages.
    You must view as html to view links to PAFs/proposals, award documents.

  • If you use Groupwise e-mail, follow the steps below. If you use another e-mail client, contact your system administrator for assistance.
    • To view the current email as HTML, click the message icon at the top of the email.
    • To change all incoming e-mail to HTML:
      1. Go to the Groupwise Main Mailbox.
      2. Select the "Tools" menu.
      3. Select "Options".
      4. Double click "Environment".
      5. Under the "Views" tab:
        Check "Use default views for reading.
        For "Default Read View & Font", select HTML.
      6. Click OK.

  • WARNING! Forwarding an e-mail using a plain text email system breaks links to eResearch system. Instead: go to eRPM and find proposal/project/award.


  • You cannot copy the a document link and paste it into a web browser. It will not work.

  • Forwarding an e-mail message does NOT give access to eResearch - Person must be listed on the project or be a Reviewer to have access to view proposal/project/award in eResearch.

Who Receives E-mail Notifications?

eRPM generates and sends email notications for a variety of reasons.

Based on the situation/event/system activity emails are sent to:

  • UM Principal Investigator & Primary Research Administrator
    E.g., proposal routed for approval, reviewer requests changes, etc.
    • You cannot turn off the option to send e-mails to a UM Principal Investigator or Primary Research Administrator.
  • PAF Email Notifier for each Department
    E.g., this group will get emails when it is their department's turn to review a PAF (instead of sending e-mails to all Reviewers).
  • Selected individual using Post a Comment for the Entire Project Team
    E.g., use system to send an email to UM PI to ask them to sign PAF/Conflict of Interest Statement

Learn more about e-mail notifications sent from eResearch Proposal Management. (does not include PANs/PACs).

Learn more about PAN/PAC notifications sent from eResearch.