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Lead Partner - The Office of Sponsored Programs
ResearchUVA is an in-house developed software platform that improves the way UVA pursues and manages sponsored programs. It aims to create streamlined, efficient research administration processes from proposal to post-award management. 
The system helps UVA be more competitive and compliant in its research activities by providing strategic and transactional support. ResearchUVA allows the University to track existing activities to ensure resources are being managed efficiently and effectively, as well as identify new opportunities to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration. 


This critical infrastructure advances the University's research agenda. The platform fulfills diverse needs, including: 

  • A portal for monitoring financial activity on sponsored programs
  • An easy-access archive for agreements and documents supporting research
  • A window into the status of sponsored program transactions, including institutional review and endorsement
  • Enterprise-wide data analytics with drill-down and visualization capabilities
  • A standard, automated, integrated platform for assembling and routing all internal proposals


Phase 1 - Faculty portal, research document imaging (Summer 2014 - May 2015)

Phase 2 - Process queue with electronic tracking of "in-process" research documents (March 2016)

Phase 3 - Electronic proposals and award modification (Summer 2016 - Winter 2016)

Phase 4 - January 2017 - June 2017

  • Proposal Routing Form Buildout
  • Enhanced search functionality
  • Effort commitment at proposal stage
  • Data visualization capabilities
  • Community engagement platform


Elizabeth Adams, assistant vice president for Research Administration, serves as the executive sponsor. Vonda Durrer, senior director of Electronic Research Administration, serves as the project director. 
Learn more about ResearchUVA
Project Type: 
Current Sponsored Project