Before 2015, UVA managed $1B in annual proposal activity on paper. We needed to change
ResearchUVA began as a project to scan and organize the physical file cabinets containing UVA’s sponsored research documents and provide an online portal for the research community to access these documents and other account information. Quickly, University leadership realized we had a huge opportunity to transform our way of managing research and the project has grown into a strategic initiative creating efficiency and intelligence in UVA's research enterprise.
The ResearchUVA project is on plan, schedule, and budget to meet clearly defined project milestones
We sometimes hear ResearchUVA isn't moving quickly enough. What's important to remember is it takes time to build a solid foundation to support the range of sponsored programs business functions needed by those in a range of roles at the University. We are constantly evaluating and updating the platform architecture to allow for growth and integration of advances in technology. Sometimes, our end users won't see or realize the changes we're making, but our efforts to strengthen our foundation will allow us to implement other functionality users are asking for.
Read about our FY17 achievements
See ResearchUVA's development timeline
We are using an Agile approach to develop ResearchUVA
This is an approach that builds software iteratively and incrementally from the start of a project, instead of trying to deliver a project all at once.