Worktribe, the company responsible for producing the University’s pre-award/post-award research administration management system, releases 2 major versions of the application per year. 

Assuming there are no changes to the release schedule this would mean the versions released over this three-year planning cycle are: 

 

Feb 

Jul 

2021/22 

v2021.1 

v2021.7 

2022/23 

v2022.1 

v2022.7 

2023/24 

v2023.1 

v2023.7 

 

  • There is a requirement to keep within touching distance of the latest version in order that the University is able to take advantage of functionality which relates to key University business processes, e.g. leveraging performance and functional improvements, legislative changes and increasing demand from research funders and our own researchers. 

  • This proposal is to take both releases in an annual cycle. It is envisaged that by the end of this planning period the University will never be any more than one major release behind Worktribe’s schedule. 

  • These releases are separate to the monthly auto patching releases which are managed by Worktribe. 

 The scope of this project is to upgrade the University’s installation of Worktribe to the next versions v2021.7 and v2022.1, ensuring that it continues to operate as expected including: 

  • Testing of processes adopted by the University 

  • Testing of the Interfaces presenting data to Worktribe from Finance, HR and VRS Testing of the outgoing interfaces to the Pure and People and Money  

  • Testing of the external reporting solution 

Current project status

Report Date RAG Budget Effort Completed Effort to complete
May 2022 BLUE 0.0 days 0.0 days 0.0

Project Info

Project
Worktribe Upgrades v2021.7 and v2022.1
Code
RIS021
Programme
Research Information Systems (RIS)
Management Office
ISG PMO
Project Manager
Chris Konczak
Project Sponsor
Dominic Tate
Current Stage
Close
Status
Closed
Project Classification
Run
Start Date
17-Sep-2021
Planning Date
08-Oct-2021
Delivery Date
21-Mar-2022
Close Date
05-May-2022
Overall Priority
Normal
Category
Compliance

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