Research Administration holds contest to name data management system; winner to receive free iPad

The Office of Research Administration soon will introduce a new electronic system for pre-award proposal development and data management. When that happens, the current system, Spiderweb, and its “eURF” form will go away.

Before it launches, the office is holding a competition to name the new system. Members of the campus and research community are eligible to win a free iPad if they create a winning name for the new system. Preference will be given to options that are specific to CWRU or “Case.”

Benefits of the new system include:

  • Allowing researchers to develop grant proposals or initiate research contracts easily and quickly, filling in many data elements automatically.
  • Permitting “cloning” of previous proposals to reduce unnecessary re-typing of fields.
  • Routing proposals electronically through all required approvers, allowing paperless signoffs.
  • For federal proposals, transmitting the grant application to the agency electronically.

The contest will close Oct. 15, with a winner determined by Oct. 31.

For more information or to submit contest entries, click here.