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.