August 17, 2016

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Progress made this reporting period:

KU’s Research Caliberstrengthen skills and retain top performers

  • This project is complete, but progress will continue to be tracked.
  • Grant Coordinator meeting with approximately 75 attendees to address timely research administration updates.
  • Hosted “Uniform Guidance: Promising Practices in Implementation” video watching session for KU Research staff (15 attendees).

Pursue System Improvements:  implement tools that increase faculty and administrative efficiency; collaborate with KUMC where feasible

  • ecrt® (electronic effort certification) system went live (initial reporting period: December 20, 2015-June 3, 2016).
  • Posted RFP for Pre-Award Administration System to work with Oracle Financial Grants Module (will close August 23, 2016).
  • Database development for Institutional Animal Care and Use data management (administrative staff use only) is in process, with implementation anticipated by October.
  • A project is in place to integrate KUL and KUMC PeopleSoft HR/Pay data with Wellspring to allow KUIC and KUMCRI to meet requests by University leadership for information about intellectual property and licensing agreements specific to particular schools, departments, and research centers/institutes.  On track for initial development to be completed next week, and final deployment in November 2016.

KUCR Efficiencystrengthen operations, processes, and overall effectiveness

  • This project is complete, but progress will continue to be tracked.
  • Participating in Position Keying Pilot working groups and meetings to streamline keying of position change information.


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