Currently research award information is managed by Edinburgh Research and Innovation (ERI) and Finance Research Grants. ERI are focused on pre-award information, while Research Grants are focused on post-award information. ERI’s main IT system to administrate pre-award information is InfoEd, which has a fEC costing tool. Research Grants use eFinancials as their main IT system to store and administrate post-award details. Both ERI and Research Grants have a number of Excel sheets, MS-Access databases and manual processes to support their main IT systems.
Once a research proposal has been awarded, ERI sends award details to Research Grants sending a so called Transfer Pack to Research Grants. This is currently done via excel spreadsheets and a series of paper based forms.
The main driver for this project is to deliver efficiency gains to both ERI, Finance Research Grants and Schools. This will be done by removing the need to double key information, harmonising reporting requirements to remove duplication of effort and capturing the information required to support the process in the two main systems such that supporting spreadsheets, etc are no longer required. This project will also allow the Schools to add supplementary information.
This project has been identified as a key project and is strongly supported by Finance and ERI. This multi year project will complete in late 2009/10.
N.B. This project is phase 1 of the Infinite system development. Phase 2 being developed under project RES032
Overall Project Brief drafted for meeting between Project Sponsor and ISA Deputy Director.
Phase 2 Project Proposal drafted for review and completion by Project Sponsor
N.B. this project was started before the move to the new projects website, so documentation is only shown from 6th August 2012. Documentation prior to this can be found on the old site at http://www.projects.ed.ac.uk/areas/research/general/RES017/index.shtml
Current project status
|Report Date||RAG||Budget||Effort Completed||Effort to complete|
|August 2012||BLUE||0.0 days||0.0 days||0.0|