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UVA Moves Up in HERD Rankings

UVA has moved up in the National Science Foundation’s 2016 Higher Education Research & Development (HERD) Survey results. Read more here.


ResearchUVA is an in-house-developed software platform changing the way we pursue, manage and think about sponsored programs

The business of research at UVA includes more than $1B in proposal activity and $370M in awards annually. ResearchUVA is at the heart of UVA’s continued success and growth in research. Through it, we transact business and analyze data related to our sponsored programs to ensure we:

Maintain the value of our research enterprise by tracking our existing activities to see how efficiently and effectively we are managing our resources;
Create more value and growth by enabling us to identify new opportunities, expand existing ones, and facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration.

We are building ResearchUVA for and with the people who use the system

ResearchUVA users come from across the University: faculty, research and financial administrators, and senior administrative leaders (institutionally and within schools), representing a broad set of individuals within the research enterprise. The system will continue to evolve over time, in response to user feedback and the strategic priorities of our University. The project is currently funded by the Strategic Investment Fund and project oversight is provided by Organizational Excellence and by the Research Administration Improvement Team.

What our users say


Supporting Faculty
Supporting Faculty
I’ve had great success showing faculty what they can view in ResearchUVA and how they can track the progress of proposals, notices of award, check payments, non-funded agreements, etc. They’ve all responded positively and want to see more.
Catherine Thompson
Pre-Award Research Administrator, Curry School of Education
Improving Accountability
Improving Accountability
The transparency of ResearchUVA improves accountability. We know where proposals are in process, who’s responsible for doing what, and where and when we need to take action. We didn’t have that before ResearchUVA.
Ruthanne Porreca
Office of Pre-award Research Administration, SEAS
Generating opportunities
Generating opportunities
ResearchUVA enables the faculty to spend less time trying to figure out where their funds are and how much are left, and more time spending them wisely and generating ideas for additional funding.
Robert G. Kelly
Department of Materials Science & Engineering

ResearchUVA Updates


Every month, we'll provide a short sprint report so you can see what we've been working on and the updates we've made to ResearchUVA.


OSP's Pre-Award team is working with ResearchUVA developers to build a formal infrastructure for the setup and ongoing management of sponsored awards.


At the end of last year, we posted about several Juice improvements we anticipated would be live by the end of 2017. Read about the latest status on these improvements.

Block graphic showing ResearchUVA stats for October 2017