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Updated UAccess Research (UAR) System Now Available

2 years 5 months ago

UAccess Research (UAR) has been updated and is now available for proposal routing, and other sponsored project modules. Thank you to the campus research community for all the cooperation and patience in completing three major system implementation projects in close succession! Thank you, especially, to the UAR Campus Experience Advisors for diligently representing the campus user perspective and providing support for campus users along with volunteer Campus Ambassadors.

For information on using UAR, please consult the following resources:

Video demos, instructional materials, and support contacts: See the Resource page for the UAccess Research Update (NetId required).

Training and office hours: See UAR Update Training (registration required).

  • Zoom training followed by virtual office hours: Days and times vary through Feb. 4
  • In-person office hours: Mondays from 10-11 a.m., Feb. 7 through Mar. 28
  • In-person office hours: Wednesdays from 2-3 p.m., Feb. 9 through Mar. 30
  • Zoom office hours: Alternating days and times, February through March 

As always, please check with your individual department and college Research Administration team for additional guidance and support.

How will the UAR update affect you?

  • New UAR location: The UAccess portal will be updated with the new UAR system at 9 a.m. on Jan. 25. To access the system now or update saved browser bookmarks, use the new URL: https://arizona.kuali.co/dashboard.
  • Fully re-route proposals in the new UAR system by 5 p.m. on March 4 if the temporary Smartsheet proposal routing tool was used for approval and sponsor submission during UAR system conversion.
  • Immediate updates: The University will receive security updates and new system features on a continuous basis. 
  • No more VPN: Say goodbye to your VPN woes. You will be able to log in with your UA NetID, password, and NetID+ authentication without having to connect through VPN. This is great for traveling faculty or those places where VPN access is blocked.
  • Fewer routing stops: Lead unit pre-approval will no longer be required. Proposals will route simultaneously and immediately to investigators and department approvers. 
  • Convenient dashboard: The new dashboard will increase transparency by providing greater visibility to work in progress. The “proposals not routing” feature enables reviewers / approvers to see which proposals include them in the route path and will be routed to them, whether they are the Lead Unit or not. 
  • Search everything: Searching for what you need just got a whole lot more flexible. The dynamic Search Records feature scours all available fields for your specified words or numbers.

For questions or more information, contact Sponsored Projects Services at sponsor@arizona.edu or UARHelp@arizona.edu.

Critical Update to UAccess Research System

2 years 6 months ago

The UAccess Research system will be unavailable for proposal routing from 5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 14 to 8 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022 while we move from a locally hosted platform to a cloud-based platform. For an overview of the coming changes, please watch the video below from Sangita Pawar, Research, Innovation & Impact’s Vice President for Operations.

For details on timelines, proposal submission during the changeover, and training opportunities, visit the UAccess Research Update website. An additional resource page with user guides and on-demand video tutorials will be made available in early January. 

As always, please check with your individual department and college Research Administration team for additional guidance and support.

Thank you for your patience and support.​​

UAccess Research System Update - New Features, Available Training, and Office Hours

2 years 8 months ago

Get to Know the New Kuali Research SaaS

New Features, Training, and Office Hours - January 2022   

The UAccess Research System (Kuali Research under the hood) will be updated to Kuali Research Software-as-a-Service on January 25, 2022. You will find below an overview of the new features and training opportunities available to you.

New Features

  • Immediate updates: The University will receive security updates and improved system functionality in real time. 
  • No more VPN: Say goodbye to your VPN woes. You will be able to log in with your UA NetID, password, and NetID+ authentication without having to connect through VPN. Great for those places where VPN access might be blocked.
  • Fewer routing stops: Lead unit pre-approval will no longer be required. Proposals will route simultaneously and immediately to investigators and department approvers. 
  • Search everything: Search functionality just got a whole lot better. Don’t worry about knowing the correct field for your search term to achieve the best results. The dynamic Search Records feature scours all available fields for your specified words or numbers.
  • Convenient dashboard: The new dashboard will increase transparency by providing greater visibility to work in progress. The “proposals not yet routing” feature enables reviewers / approvers to see which proposals include them in the route path and will be routed to them in the near future, whether they are the Lead Unit or not. 

Available Training Sessions and Office Hours

Take advantage of one of many live training sessions with Sponsored Projects to become familiar with the new system look, feel, and navigation, and to understand features and processes. We’ll also hold office hours where you can bring specific questions and challenges to be addressed by our experts.

Orientation/Overview of Changes (new features, new layout/navigation)

Proposal Development (proposal creation, submission, and routing)

PI/Co-I/Key Personnel (review, approval, coordination of changes)

Department/College/Responsible Unit (review, approval, coordination of changes)

Office Hours: To register for office hours, click on the link below to see available days and times. Once registered, you will receive an email confirmation with an ical invite along with either the in-person room location or the zoom link. Our registration tool has quotas for each session and choices only appear if there is room. If all sessions in a given week are full, you will be given the option to join a waitlist.

For questions or more information, contact Shana McClelland at shana@arizona.edu.​​

UAccess Research System Update – Proposal Routing Timeline Jan 2022

2 years 8 months ago

Proposal Routing Timeline - January 2022   

The current UAccess Research System (Kuali Research under the hood) will be updated to Kuali Research Software-as-a-Service  in January. To ensure that all proposals are routed properly during the update, please take note of the timeline:

  • Jan 14, Close of Business: All UAR proposals that have not been finalized will need to be routed to the SPS route stop.
  • Jan 20, 5 p.m.: UAR access ends and the Kuali update begins. 
  • Jan 21 – 24: SPS Preaward will be submitting electronic submissions that correspond to the fully routed and approved UARs in the corresponding systems (ASSIST, Grants.gov, Research.gov, etc). 
  • Jan 25, 8 a.m.: Kuali goes live

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Calendar view of project timeline. No UAR access as of 5:00pm January 20, 2022. Kuali goes live January 25, 2022 at 8:00am.

 

In line with University Closure timelines, any UAR document that needs to be submitted to the sponsor between Jan 18 and Jan 28, will need to route the proposal in UAR and have the proposal routed to the SPS route stop in UAR by close of business on Jan 14. 

While the systems will have a lot of similar information, the interface will be different. Any UAR proposal that has not been finalized in the current UAR system by the time it shuts down to start the Kuali update will be in a saved status in Kuali and will need to be reviewed by the initiator to comply with the new interface. After that review, it will then be placed into routing. 

A system will be in place when UAR goes offline in the event there are emergent proposals that were not able to route in UAR. More information on this process will be made available once it is finalized.

Please watch for further communications as the date of the update approaches.

For questions or more information, email sponsor@email.arizona.edu.

New eIRB System Now Available

2 years 10 months ago

The new eIRB is now available for human subjects research submissions.

For information on using eIRB, please consult the following resources:

Video demos and instructional material: eIRB Information (NetID is required)

Zoom drop-in training sessions: eIRB Drop-In Office Hours (no registration required)

  • Weeks of Sept. 13 and Sept. 24: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays: 10-11 a.m. and 1-2 p.m.
  • Weeks of Sept. 27 and Oct. 8: Tuesdays, Thursdays: 10-11 a.m. and 1-2 p.m.
  • Weeks of Oct. 13 and Oct. 18: Wednesdays: 10-11 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. 

How will the move to eIRB affect you?

The new eIRB system is now being used for all human subjects research submissions, including determination of human research and external IRB requests. Submissions are no longer accepted via our general departmental email inbox.

For questions or more information, contact the Human Subjects Protection Program at vpr-irb@arizona.edu

Reminder: Implementing a New IRB System

2 years 11 months ago

Implementing a New Institutional Review Board (IRB) System

The Human Subjects Protection Program (HSPP) will launch a new system, eIRB, designed to make submitting human research protocols easier and faster. For more information about the implementation process, please visit RII’s New Systems Information Webpage.

August 13th is the last day to submit to the HSPP for full committee review. August 20th is the last day to submit to the HSPP for non-committee review. 

Please note the following important dates in the implementation process:

  • Aug. 13 – Last day to submit to the HSPP for full committee review.
  • Aug. 20 – Last day to submit to the HSPP for non-committee review. Any submissions received by this date but not yet finalized or any submission received after this date may not be reviewed and will be returned to you with further instruction on how to proceed.
  • Aug. 25-Sept. 12 – Blackout period (No IRB system will be available for submissions).
  • Sept. 13 – eIRB is available to submit materials to the IRB.

How will this affect you?

The new system is relevant to all University employees and students who conduct research involving human subjects.

  • Please plan your submission to the HSPP with the above dates in mind.
  • If your existing project(s) is set to expire during the planned blackout period, please submit a renewal or closure paperwork to VPR-IRB@arizona.edu as soon as possible. The HSPP will prioritize renewal submissions to ensure approval does not lapse due to system down time.
  • For urgent matters and Just-in-Time (JIT) requests that arise during the planned blackout period, please contact Christine Melton-Lopez, Director HSPP, directly at melton1@arizona.edu.  

Please forward this notice to any undergraduate students that may find this information useful.

For questions or more information, please contact the HSPP at VPR-IRB@arizona.edu.

Implementing a New Institutional Review Board (IRB) System

2 years 11 months ago

The Human Subjects Protection Program (HSPP) will launch a new system, eIRB, designed to make submitting human research protocols easier and faster. For more information about the implementation process, please visit RII’s New Systems Information Webpage.

Please note the following important dates in the implementation process:

  • Aug. 13 – Last day to submit to the HSPP for full committee review.
  • Aug. 20 – Last day to submit to the HSPP for non-committee review. Any submissions received by this date but not yet finalized or any submission received after this date may not be reviewed and will be returned to you with further instruction on how to proceed.
  • Aug. 25-Sept. 12 – Blackout period (No IRB system will be available for submissions).
  • Sept. 13 – eIRB is available to submit materials to the IRB.

How will this affect you?

The new system is relevant to all University employees and students who conduct research involving human subjects.

  • Please plan your submission to the HSPP with the above dates in mind.
  • If your existing project(s) is set to expire during the planned blackout period, please submit a renewal or closure paperwork to VPR-IRB@arizona.edu as soon as possible. The HSPP will prioritize renewal submissions to ensure approval does not lapse due to system down time.
  • For urgent matters and Just-in-Time (JIT) requests that arise during the planned blackout period, please contact Christine Melton-Lopez, Director HSPP, directly at melton1@arizona.edu.  

For questions or more information, please contact the HSPP at VPR-IRB@arizona.edu.

New, Consolidated Disclosure System Now Available

3 years ago

eDisclosure is now available for conflict of interest (COI) submissions—annual disclosures and research certifications—and conflict of commitment (COC) form submissions.

For information on using eDisclosure, the following options are available:

Video Demos and Instructional Material: eDisclosure Information (NetID required)

Zoom Drop-In Training Sessions: eDisclosure Training (No registration required)
 
  • Thursday, July 1 – 11 am; 11:30 am; 12 pm
  • Thursday, July 8 – 11 am; 11:30 am; 12 pm

How will the move to eDisclosure affect you?

eDisclosure will be used for all conflict of interest and commitment disclosures.

All Full-Time University Employees (0.50 FTE or greater) must disclose:

  • Outside Employment
  • Outside Commitments
  • Substantial Interest

University Administrators must disclose:

  • Institutional Interests
  • Outside Employment
  • Outside Commitments
  • Substantial Interests

Investigators* must disclose: 

  • Significant Financial Interests
  • Significant Personal Interests
  • Foreign Interests
  • Outside Employment
  • Outside Commitments
  • Substantial Interests

*Investigators who are University Administrators must also disclose Institutional Financial Interests.

For research Investigators, notices for submission of Research Certifications will be issued on July 1. Notifications for submission of Annual Certifications will be issued by college/center, beginning July 12. Your college/center leadership will receive information related to additional eDisclosure training opportunities.

Reminder:  The University of Arizona is implementing a new Conflicts of Interest & Commitment Policy. Investigators will be required to complete an updated version of the COI Required Disclosure Training.

For questions or more information, contact the Office for Responsible Outside Interests at coi@arizona.edu or at 520-626-6406. For questions about Substantial Interests, contact Ted Nasser at enasser@arizona.edu or at 520-621-5449.

REMINDER: Rollout of New Conflict of Interest/Commitment system

3 years 1 month ago

Implementing a New, Faster Conflict of Interest System

June 11 is the last day to submit Research Certifications and Annual Disclosures in the legacy COI Disclosure System.

Please note the following important dates in the implementation process:

  • June 11, 2021 - Last day to submit disclosures, research certifications, and COC Forms in the current system.
  • June 12 - 30, 2021 - Blackout period (No COI or COC system will be available for submissions.)
  • July 1, 2021 - eDisclosure available (For your first disclosure or certification in eDisclosure, you will need to disclose all entities, including those previously disclosed in the legacy COI Disclosure System.)

How will this affect you?

The new system is relevant to all University Administrators who have an Outside Interest and all University Investigators. Please visit the COI Webpage to learn how to disclose to the University whether you have any significant financial interests or significant personal interests that may be related to your research or institutional responsibilities. 

For more information about the implementation process, please visit RII’s New Systems Information webpage.

Please also note that beginning July 1, the Conflict of Interest Program will be called the Office for Responsible Outside Interests to more closely focus on the program’s goal: to align outside interests with the University’s mission to disseminate knowledge through teaching, research, and public service in a way that ensures transparency, integrity and public trust.

For questions or more information, contact the COI Program at coi@arizona.edu or at (520) 626-8266.

Implementing a New, Faster Conflict of Interest System

3 years 1 month ago

The Conflict of Interest (COI) Program will launch a new system, eDisclosure, designed to make submitting COC Forms (Requests for Approval of Outside Employment and Commitments) easier and faster. For more information about the implementation process, please visit RII’s New Systems Information webpage.

Please note the following important dates in the implementation process:

  • June 11, 2021 - Last day to submit disclosures, research certifications, and COC Forms in the current system.
  • June 12 - 30, 2021 - Blackout period (No COI or COC system will be available for submissions.)
  • July 1, 2021 - eDisclosure available (For your first disclosure or certification in eDisclosure, you will need to disclose all entities, including those previously disclosed in the legacy COI Disclosure System.)

How will this affect you?

The new system is relevant to full-time University Employees who are employed or have a professional commitment outside of the University. Please visit the COI webpage to learn more about who should submit a COC form. 

Please also note that beginning July 1, the Conflict of Interest Program will be called the Office for Responsible Outside Interests to more closely focus on the program’s goal: to align outside interests with the University’s mission to disseminate knowledge through teaching, research, and public service in a way that ensures transparency, integrity and public trust.

For questions or more information, contact the COI Program at coi@arizona.edu or at (520) 626-8266.

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