The Office of Research and Huron Consulting launched the Huron Agreements software today, June 17th for non-financial agreements. The Office of Research, Research Foundation, and Office of Technology Transfer will continue to accept agreements via email, therefore these changes should have minimal impact on the research community at this time. Non-financial agreements impacted are Material Transfer Agreements (MTA), Master Agreements (MA), Confidentiality Disclosure Agreements (CDA), and Data Use Agreements (DUA).
The new Huron Agreements system for non-financial agreements is accessible from https://apps.research.ucf.edu.
Training reference guides and videos are available within the Huron Agreements Help Center.
For issues with the system, please contact our Help Desk at GRITServiceDesk@ucf.edu for assistance.
These offices will also begin using the new system for financial agreements in late October or early November 2019, to coincide with the Grants system upgrade. Financial agreements impacted will be Sponsored Research Agreements (SRA), Consulting Agreements (CA), Outgoing Subawards (OS), and Clinical Research Agreements (CDA). Additional information about this transition and training sessions will be communicated in early fall.
The new software system is part of a multi-year university-wide
project, which will restructure research administration business processes and
technologies. The goal is to enhance operations to support UCF’s research
enterprise. This initiative includes the implementation of a new electronic
research administration (eRA) system called the Huron Research Suite.
The software is comprised of a number of highly integrated solutions that will specialize in different facets of research administration. The Office of Research, College of Graduate Studies and Research IT, UCF IT, Finance and Administration, and the Huron Consulting Group have partnered to launch the new software. The Institutional Review Board (IRB) was the first group to make the switch late last year. More changes are planned through 2020.
We are excited about the improvements the new system will bring to UCF, and we appreciate your support as we move forward to modernize our research administration software.
If you have any questions or concerns about the transition to the new system, please contact Jane Gentilini (Jane.Gentilini@ucf.edu) with the Office of Research Contracts Office or Jennifer Bouvier (Jennifer.Bouvier@ucf.edu) with the GRIT Team.
More information about the initiative can be found at: http://wahoo.research.ucf.edu/