What is ERA?

About eRA

Electronic Research Administration (ERA) uses an integrated and automated system to assist research administration activities with both pre- and post-award processes that involves the administrative and regulatory aspects of grants, contracts and clinical trials. Click here to access the ERA portal.


  • Identification of funding opportunities
  • Proposal development
  • Institutional and faculty profiles
  • Electronic approval and routing
  • Budget development
  • Cost sharing information
  • Sub-contracts tracking

Protocol Management

  • Regulatory protocol development and approvals including IRB, IACUC, IBC and EHRS
  • Electronic submission of protocols
  • Electronic notification of protocol status
  • Animal facilities management

Clinical Trials Management

  • Budget preparation
  • Integration and use of approved University costs/charges
  • Patient/procedure scheduling
  • Sponsor billing
  • Financial analysis

Submission of Proposals to Sponsors

  • Electronic submissions of proposals to sponsors who support it
  • Hard copy submissions using sponsors templates

Electronic Notification of Award Notices

  • Automatic notification
  • Automated project setup

Post Award Management

  • Project financial management
  • Sponsor invoicing
  • Project closeout and reporting


  • Timely and accurate reporting at all phases of the project life cycle
  • Ability to link sponsored project data with other University systems of record

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