Published: April 14, 2017

The University of Colorado Boulder is moving forward to gradually implement the infoED Proposal Development (PD) module as part of the ongoing Boulder eRA (electronic research administration) improvements. PD will provide an electronically-enabled system to build and submit proposals, eventually replacing the current Office of Contracts and Grants (OCG) proposal development process.

“The Proposal Development project is going to streamline our proposal review and submission process, and create greater transparency for our campus research community and OCG staff during the proposal development phase of sponsored projects,” explained Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research Denitta Ward.

“This project is in the early phases, with project teams currently discussing ideas and questions that will inform the configuration of the software to meet our campus needs.”

It is expected the scope of this project will include streamlining:

  • Budget creation and submission
  • Routing and completion of the current Proposal Submission Request (PSR) form
  • Submission to Federal, State and Local sponsors
  • Processing and archiving of proposals
  • Integration with the infoED modules already deployed on the Boulder campus

All 2017 proposals will use the current proposal development and submission processes. A limited pilot submission will take place in 2018 and slowly expand with a scaled rollout. All existing proposal review and submission processes will be maintained in parallel with the implementation of PD.

In the coming months, the implementation team will be engaging with stakeholders, principal investigators, department research administrators, Sponsored Projects Accounting (SPA) and OCG staff around both the current state and future state of the proposal submission process.

The infoED PD project is a joint project between OCG, the Research & Innovation Office, Office of Information Technology (OIT), and University Information Systems. Visit the OCG website for more information regarding this project.