June 4, 2013
From: J.L. Chadwick, Assistant Vice-President, Research Services
I’m pleased to announce that My Research – Applications (MRA) is now live for Principal Investigators with primary appointments in Applied Science & Engineering, Forestry, the Library and Medicine.
My Research – Applications replaces the current paper based RIS Application Attachment form (aka Blue Form). Post implementation of MRA, use of the paper form will be suspended. In addition to reducing the time consumed in gathering internal approval signatures, we feel that MRA will provide:
· Improvements in accuracy and reliability of data
· Improved timeliness of processing
· Easy document retention and retrieval for all users
· Increased staff productivity
· Significantly decreased use of paper
System access is controlled by your ESS/MROL/AMS username and password. In advance of submission of a research application, faculty members are encouraged to login to the system to ensure that your username and password access is up to date. MRA may be accessed through the VPRI RAISE website (and soon also via My Research On Line, Campus Business Connect).
If you do not know your username and password or experience difficulties with your login, please contact the RAISE help desk.
The RAISE helpdesk will be staffed Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., with extended hours prior to major deadlines:
Phone 416 946-5000
The My Research – Applications User Guide as well as the ongoing training schedule may be found on the VPRI RAISE website. We will also be adding short targeted training videos in the coming weeks.
I would like to thank the many faculty members and administrators, both academic and staff, who participated in and provided invaluable feedback during the extensive consultation process leading up to today’s launch.
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