November 19, 2020
A quick view of where a researcher’s sponsored projects stand is now visible in the ONE.UF portal. This addition to the portal is the beginning of a series of projects underway to help ease the administrative burden on researchers. Initial work completed and available include the burn rate, how many days left in a sponsored project, and multiple project visualization tools.
“We want to free up our faculty to focus on their research, and spend less time hunting down information on their projects,” said Robert Ferl, distinguished professor and assistant vice president, UF Research. “While the reality is we must have several systems to store and manage data, we really want to make it easier for researchers to find quick answers.”
UFIT worked with UF Research staff and spoke with more than 20 faculty to learn ways to ease a principal investigator’s administrative overhead. A recurring comment from faculty was the need to mobilize information and not require so many clicks and screens to review basic information. Several items identified by faculty now form a collaborative worklist for UFIT and UF Research, who will continue making ONE.UF enhancements to the research card in Spring 2021.