myResearch will provide a number of time-saving features for the GW research community, including:
Senior leadership within the Office of the Vice Provost for Research and GW Information Technology
Sanctioned project, approved budget, etc.
Faculty and staff representation, including faculty leaders of each of the research administration pods and leadership within the Office of Sponsored Projects and Enterprise Information Services
Makes final decisions when changes to scope, budget or time are involved
Includes a faculty representative, directors within the Office of Sponsored Projects, leadership within Grants and Contracts Accounting Services, managers of research administration pods, and project leads from GW Information Technology
Participates in project meetings and makes decisions on functional and technical areas of project
Includes school research administrators (SRAs) and staff from the Office of Sponsored Projects, GW Information Technology, and Grants and Contracts Accounting Services.
Provides input for critical decision points and expertise to Business Owners
Representatives from Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR) and GW Information Technology (GWIT)
Manages day-to-day logistics of the project, including project documentation, planning, scheduling, communications, etc.
The eRA project commenced in spring 2019 with a needs assessment and development of a request for proposals. A committee of stakeholders unanimously selected a vendor in winter 2019 and the onboarding phase began in spring 2020.
Planning & Onboarding
Spring 2019 -
Assess and select vendor, refine the project plan, and define project capabilities through in-depth onboarding
Design & Iteration
Iteratively create, configure, validate and refine system and process changes
Fall - Winter 2021
Conduct testing sessions with stakeholders, log and resolve issues
Training & Deployment
Review and load data configurations, conduct trainings, adapt changes
Provide ongoing user support, training and resources, troubleshoot issues and fine-tune changes
During onboarding, the project team got to know the tool and its capabilities so that informed decisions could be made regarding where GW may want to customize the off-the-shelf solution. Major activities included:
The team will work through nine iterations to fully create, configure, validate and refine the myResearch solution for GW. Each iteration starts with a series of design meetings. Following these meetings, this page will highlight some of the features that our research community can expect.
The Agreements section of myResearch is a centralized location for all activity related to research agreements. It features:
The team will conduct testing sessions with stakeholders, log and resolve issues.
The team will review and load data configurations, conduct trainings, adapt changes.
The team will provide ongoing user support, training and resources, troubleshoot issues and fine-tune changes.