e-Routes Paperless Proposal Routing is Here!

e-Routes Paperless Proposal Routing is Here!

Jul 14, 2014

The Research Computing Center is pleased to announce that Scott Troy, one of our system technologists, has successfully created e-Routes; a streamlined method that allows researchers at UNH to submit and route paperless proposals for internal approvals. e-Routes was created to save time for researchers and research faculty members by letting them submit and track the progress of their proposals online. The application successfully allows researchers, the Business Service Center and the Sponsored Program Administration to process submissions remotely without the need to walk documents around campus or track the progress of their proposals within InfoEd.  e-Routes saves countless hours of time.

 

Here's how users submit a proposal and receive internal approval from the proper research approver:

 

  • Log-in to InfoEd.

  • Develop proposals online by uploading project and budget documents and completing electronic forms such as the e-Yellow Sheet. 

  • Submit the forms for paperless approvals and electronic signature routing to department heads and Sponsored Programs Administration.

  • The system then automatically determines what approvals are required and recommends a default decision based path; the route can be modified at any point by the researchers or approvers.

  • Submissions automatically generate a proposal in the InfoEd Proposal Tracking system which is fed to Banner and other UNH reporting systems. 

  • Researchers are then automatically enrolled in E-routes through an HR feed and can use their AD credentials to login.

 

The project is a collaborative effort between Sponsored Programs Administration, the Senior Vice Provost for Research Office, and the Research Computing Center. e-Routes is currently in use by COLSA and in pilot with EOS; with the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences and Cooperative Extension expected to begin using it this summer. We anticipate that all of the UNH community will be using e-Routes for proposal submissions within 6 months of this summer.

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