Milestones

Grants Module Implementation Begins – September 2020

  • Implementation of UT Research Management Suite continues with onboarding and development of the Grants module. Grants will manage proposal, submission and management oversight for human studies research at UT Austin.

IRB Module is Now Live – August 2020

  • IRB launched on August 11, 2020 and is accepting new study submissions. Migration of existing studies from IRBaccess to the UT Research Management Suite will occur on a staggered timeline set out by the IRB office.

IRB Module Training Begins – July 2020

  • Training for Central Office staff begins in July and broad training for research and administrative support staff will be available via Zoom webinars in August and continuing throughout Fall 2020.

IRB Module is Undergoing Developer and User Testing – May 2020

  • Project team staff are working with central office staff, researchers, and departmental end users to test the IRB module and validate design specifications.

Agreements Module is Now Live – May 2020

  • Agreements launched on April 20, 2020. Beginning June 1, all new non-funded research agreements must be submitted through the Agreements module.

Agreements Module is approved for Go-Live! – April 2020

  • After shifting our release timeline to accommodate the University’s COVID-19 response mandating telecommuting, the Agreements module is ready for release! Beginning April 20th, users who have received training in the system should begin using UT Research Management Suite – Agreements to submit all new non-funded research agreement requests.

IRB Module is in Development – March 2020

  • After meeting with central office staff, researchers, and departmental administrative support staff to assess workflow and reporting requirements, the IRB module is now in development phase.

Agreements Training Begins – March 2020

  • The project team is training central office staff and high-volume end users to navigate and operate in the Agreements Module.

IRB Module Implementation Begins – February 2020

  • Implementation of UT Research Management Suite continues with onboarding and development of the IRB module. IRB will manage administration, workflow and compliance oversight for human studies research at UT Austin.

Agreements Module is Undergoing Developer and User Testing – December 2019

  • Project team staff are working with central office staff, researchers, and departmental end users to test the Agreements module and validate design specifications.

Agreements Module is in Development – October 2019

  • After meeting with central office staff, researchers, and departmental administrative support staff to assess workflow and reporting requirements, the Agreements module is now in development phase.

Agreements Module Implementation Begins – September 2019

  • UT Research Management Suite implementation will begin with onboarding for the Non-Funded Agreements module.

RMS Replacement Project renamed UT Research Management Suite – July 2019

  • After evaluating a variety of options in consultation with project sponsors and UT Communications, RMS was renamed to account for its expanded functionality and the consolidation of awards administration and compliance management.

Project Discovery Period Completed – June 2019

  • Business processes were carefully evaluated at all institutional levels resulting in a scope of work that will include implementation of electronic management tools for the management of Agreements, IRB, Grants, COI, and IACUC.

Vendor Selected – January 2019

  • After a thorough evaluation of institutional needs and available resources, an evaluation committee selected Huron Consulting as our partner for implementation of the new electronic research management and compliance components.

RMS Replacement Project Launched – April 2018

  • Thorough consideration of institutional needs at all levels resulted in the effort to identify available resources for sponsored awards and compliance management tools.