The modernization of core research infrastructure is essential to support GW’s vibrant and growing research community. In response to GW's strategic initiative to enhance the research experience and feedback gathered during the faculty-led research ecosystem review, the Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR) is spearheading the implementation of myResearch, an enhanced electronic research administration (eRA) tool.
When fully implemented, myResearch will be GW’s integrated online system for proposal development and sponsored award management.
Robust user testing is critical to ensure that myResearch works as expected for the GW research community. Principal investigators and research administrators are invited to preview myResearch and provide feedback pertinent to their respective roles.
The proposals module of myResearch will be previewed on the following dates. Testers will be guided through scenarios that cover proposal and budget creation, proposal review, proposal submission, and Just-in-Time requests.
Dates for testing the agreements module of myResearch will be announced soon.
myResearch will provide a number of time-saving features for the GW research community, including:
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
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.
As myResearch nears deployment, training will be made available for the GW research community. Those details will be posted here, and distributed widely, when they are available.
If you have any questions or feedback about myResearch, please email us at [email protected].