ResearchUVA began as a small project to scan documents. Today, it is a project funded by $2.9M from UVa’s Strategic Investment Fund to develop an enterprise-level system to support sponsored research proposal development, submission, and management.
We are building ResearchUVA for and with its users, meaning the system is continuously evolving in response to user input.
It’s important to remember that developing a robust and secure system like this takes time. Using the Agile framework, we set project priorities with input from the ResearchUVA project team after gathering feedback from the larger research community and Research UVA user base. Business needs along with technical considerations go into these priorities to deliver new functionality in an efficient and strategic manner.
Every three weeks, we set new project priorities and milestones at the same time as fix bugs and implement urgent, high-importance system changes. For insight into our current priorities and milestones, see What We're Working On.