Electronic Research Administration

Purpose

The Electronic Research Administration (ERA) Committee provides guidance for and support of eRA needs. We are a programmatic committee reporting directly to the FDP Executive Committee (see Organizational Chart). The eRA Committee identifies opportunities to reduce faculty and administrator burden in areas of electronic processes and communications with federal agencies. In addition, we inform the federal e-grants activities by providing institutional input and support to the development of improved electronic interfaces between the government and the research community. We also explore the use of technology for FDP committees and workgroups to enhance and facilitate communication and planning.

 

Current Activities/Initiatives

  • Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) and how to best utilize eRA systems and engage agencies
  • Grants.gov Joint Application Design (JAD) addresses issues in the system and streamlines the process of using Grants.gov to submit grant applications
  • GSA/SAM.gov transition from DUNS to UEI
  • LOC Blockchain and HHS/OMB Digital Dossier in conjunction with Open Government group
  • Continuous updates to Federal Agency System Matrix
  • SciENcv and ORCiD – engage with agencies to ensure smooth transition

 

Recent Accomplishments

  • Published the Federal Agency System Matrix. The matrix is a database of federal online systems and portals, searchable by system or agency name.
  • JAD – provide quarterly feedback on usability and proposed enhancements

 

Electronic Research Administration Committee Members

Member

Organization

Lori Ann M. Schultz (Co-Chair)

University of Arizona

David Saunders (Co-Chair)

National Science Foundation

Sonya Arora

National Science Foundation

Tammy Custer

Cornell University

Stephen Dowdy

University of Maryland

Vonda Durrer

University of Virginia

Kasima Garst

National Institutes of Health

Kim Griffin

Northwestern University

Jim Kresl

University of Washington

Emily Lacy

University of Texas, Dallas

Kim Mann

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Debbie Nixon

Duke University

Carolyn Pappas

University of Michigan

Joel Snyderman

National Institutes of Health

Ron Splittgerber

Colorado State

Courtney Swaney

University of Texas, Austin

Mark Sweet

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Tapiana Wray

University of Alaska

 

Electronic Research Administration Working Group Members

Agency Matrix Working Group

Member

Organization

Carolyn Pappas (Chair)

University of Michigan

 

Infrastructure Working Group

Member

Organization

Courtney Swaney (Co-Chair)

University of Texas, Austin

Vonda Durrer (Co-Chair)

University of Virginia

 

Joint Application Design with Grants.gov (JAD)

Debbie Nixon

Duke University

 

SciENcv  

Lori Ann M. Schultz (Co-Chair)

University of Arizona

David Saunders (Co-Chair)

National Science Foundation

 

FDP Meeting Session Slides and Meeting Summaries

All meeting presentations and summaries can be located at the FDP Previous Meetings webpage.

 

Contact Information

Please contact the Electronic Research Administration Committee at FDP-ERA-FULL-L@LSW.NAS.EDU with any questions, comments, suggestions, or concerns.

Direct questions related to the FDP website to website@thefdp.org.