Research Administration Portal

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation is embarking on a transformative project to improve research administration services and efficiency for our faculty, staff and students who interact with our office. Updates on this project are below.

Launched in January of 2020, the new Research Administration Portal (RAP) will be dedicated to helping you manage all your research administration activities including:

  • COI: Conflict of Interests and Commitments
  • IRB: Human Subjects Institutional Review Board
  • IACUC: Animal Research
  • ECC: Effort Certification
  • Grants: Pre-award and post-award management
  • AOPS: Animal Facilities and Operations 

Each of these modules will be developed and implemented in partnership with campus researchers over the next several years. On this page you will find an overview of the project as well as updates as the project moves forward.

As modules come online, this page will also contain a link to access them.


June 12, 2020: The HRPP toolkit has been modified to meet UO’s human subject research needs. The next steps for the toolkit will be a more thorough review of the documents to continue adapting them to UO policies and procedures related to human subject’s research. The IRB staff will begin reviewing documents starting in July.

On Monday, June 8, the IRB system implementation project kicked off. Over the next four weeks, the project team will be reviewing the IRB system and identifying system configurations and/or business process changes that may be required for system implementation.

May 19, 2020: The project team has kicked off the HRPP Toolkit project and development of the toolkit is underway.

The HRPP Toolkit is a standard set of tools made up of standard operating procedures (SOPs), checklists, templates, worksheets, and more. The toolkit will be used as part of the new IRB system. The IRB system implementation project is set to kick off in June.

April 17, 2020: After completing the onboarding process to identify COI system configurations and customizations, it was decided by the project team and governance committees to postpone implementation until the next upgrade of the COI module, scheduled for release in early 2021. 

The project team has shifted directions to the implementation of the HRPP Toolkit and the IRB module to support human subjects research. Both of these projects are planned to kick off in May.

March 5, 2020: The COI module implementation is in progress. The RAP onboarding process to identify UO system configurations and customizations is scheduled to be completed in mid-March.

Next Steps:

  • Obtain approval on the RAP onboarding configurations and customizations by the COI and Program Module Governance Committees.

January 15, 2020: The project team is currently planning out the program of implementation and beginning to set up governance groups for COI.