Administrators at independent research institutes and research hospitals are faced with demanding financial and regulatory requirements, and the ERP and GL most often selected by them do not meet their needs. IT Works’ Research Administrator is the affordable alternative. It does not replace these systems, but is designed to interface with and supplement them to provide a comprehensive research and financial management system that addresses their unique needs. Research Administrator provides the technology and core functionality for successful pre and post award management at independent research institutes and research hospitals.
Research Administrator Solution Highlights
- Addresses compliance issues
- Provides an efficient, quality control environment
- Tracks commitments for investigators and research staff
- Monitors current and future grant funding
- Manages internal and sponsor documentation
- Organizes and provides reminders for sponsor reporting requirements
- Records compliance requirements
- Automates time and effort certification and reporting
- Allows for better control of budgets and project costs
- Creates easy to interpret reports for investigators and senior administration
- Generates and includes committed personnel costs in project budget reports
- Interfaces to ERP, GL, HR, and payroll systems
Research Administrator provides multiple software modules for pre and post award grant tracking and management; grant accounting and financial reporting; personnel management; time and effort certification and reporting; and research space and asset management. All modules are designed for independent operation or as an integrated unit.
Pre and Post Award Grant Tracking and Management
The Research Administrator Grant Module is a pre and post award management system. It tracks and organizes pertinent information and provides reports, deadline notifications, and documents management for project managers, investigators, and senior administration.
Grant Accounting and Financial Reporting
The Research Administrator Accounting Module attaches to an institution’s ERP, GL, and / or payroll systems to provide improved reporting and functionality for superior research administration. It is designed for managing projects with overlapping budget periods, frequently changing personnel obligations, and F&A costs monitoring requirements.
The Research Administrator Personnel Module is designed for the management of research teams and their associated financial information. When implemented with the IT Works Accounting Module, it provides the employee salary, salary distribution, and fringe benefit information needed for projecting salary and benefit costs. It also tracks employee demographic and address data, certifications, associated documentation, and more.
Time and Effort Certification and Reporting
The Research Administrator Time and Effort Certification Module streamlines certification processes and meets federal reporting requirements. It provides administrators with oversight controls and investigators and research staff with an easy to use interface for review and certification.
Research Space and Asset Management
The Research Administrator Space and Asset Management Module tracks the space allocations assigned to investigators and research scientists. It maintains information regarding room size, ownership, and usage. And, when implemented with the Grant Module, it provides comparisons of grant funding and space usage for key personnel.
Solution Implementation, User Training and Technical Support
IT Works Research Administrator Solutions include project management and implementation services; user training; and technical support. Our implementation and training services are led by an experienced project management team that has previously used our solutions in real life research environments. Our customer care team provides long-term support to both the end user and client IT staff.
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