June 2, 2014

Monday, June 2, 2014

KU's Research Caliberstrengthen skills and retain top performers

  • No new updates


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

  • Continue discussion for Image Now signature authority for effort reports
  • Begin discussion for Image Now  Researcher Separation Checklist and sabbatical leaves list
  • Workflow in Image Now for additional pay forms with Provost Office
  • Web
    • Research Center portal in development and on schedule for fall deployment
    • Animal Care Unit redesign on schedule for June deployment
    • Several updates to the KUIC site, including a blog to be deployed by fall
  • RIS has received requests to update the ACUOHP application. Amanda Henry has been gathering requirements and is working with Central IT to ensure a compliant and user-centric update. Deployment is TBD.
  • Bill Saltmarsh continues to work with Huron on the AR and Billing implementation. His focus is pre and post transaction QA queries.

KUCR Efficiencystrengthen operations, processes, and overall effectiveness

  • Continue discussions with SSC on processes and improvements in communication, expectations
  • Begin search for 3 post award grant specialists
  • Integration of CITI and e-compliance on track for deployment in July/August.  This will allow Research Integrity to move away from Rocket Ready and allow researchers to use a familiar tool.  Single Sign On testing for both campuses is complete and successful.  Richard Walker is aligning resources to ensure courses are ready, documentation is complete, and communications are consistent.
  • Bill Saltmarsh continues to lead the KUCR QA group.  This group addresses QA at various levels by reviewing queries, designing new queries, and ensuring each data point has an owner.

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