List of Research Administration & Compliance E-Systems

Kuali Research is live for proposal submissions, awards management, human subjects (IRB), animal subjects (IACUC), and Conflict of Interest (COI).

Research Administration Data Warehouse (JOL) - LOGIN

Starting July 1, 2019, no new data will be fed into JOL. All reporting will be done out of Kuali Research. If you have questions, please email researchit@umass.edu.

e-Protocol EP2 - Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) - LOGIN

eShip Global - LOGIN


Research Administration Data Warehouse (JOL)

Starting July 1, 2019, no new data will be fed into JOL. All reporting will be done out of Kuali Research. If you have questions, please email researchit@umass.edu.

The Research Administration Data Warehouse (formerly known as Jordan Online - JOL) is the UMass Amherst online database of proposals and awards information. With the Data Warehouse system, users can create customized reports based on specific criteria. A UMass NetID and password is required to access the Data Warehouse.

Learn more about the Research Administration Data Warehouse (JOL)


Note: Starting October 15, 2019 - Protocols for human subjects (IRB) and animal subjects (IACUC) will be done through Kuali.

e-Protocol / IBC for institutional biosafety supports online submission, review, and management of institutional biosafety information submitted to the IBC.  All requests for approval of institutional biosafety must be submitted electronically through the e-Protocol system.

eShip Global

To ensure the proper shipment of regulated and export controlled materials the campus has adopted the shipping software tool, eShip Global.

This web-based application ensures that research material shipments are prepared in accordance with the most current dangerous goods regulations from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT).

Learn more about eShip Global.

Sponsor-specific Systems

Sponsor-specific systems include electronic interface systems created and maintained by external sponsors. They may be federal, state, or private and include, for example, Grants.gov, Research.gov, eCommons, Fastlane and nSpires.

Grants.gov includes all discretionary grants offered by the 26 federal grant-making agencies.

NSF FastLane and Research.gov Systems

Beginning on April 30, 2018, Principal Investigators will have the option of using Research.gov to submit Full, Research, non-collaborative proposals to NSF. Please note, RAPID, EAGER, Fellowships, Collaborative proposals, and SBIR/STTR full proposals, as well as submissions other than full proposals (letters of intent, preliminary proposals, revised budgets and renewals), all must still go through Fastlane.

The initial release of this new Research.gov capability will run in parallel with existing FastLane proposal preparation and submission capabilities. As a result, proposers can choose to prepare and submit full, research non-collaborative proposals in Research.gov or in FastLane. Other proposal types will be added to Research.gov in the future.

Please note, proposals initiated in the new system will not be available in FastLane and proposals prepared in FastLane will not be available in the new system. This new system is being developed incrementally and as capabilities are migrated from FastLane to Research.gov, the system features will expand until it eventually replaces FastLane for proposal preparation and submission.

See the NSF Sponsor-specific Resources page for more details.

NSF FastLane and Research.gov Registration

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has made changes to the way the research community registers for NSF accounts and maintains account and user profile information in FastLane and Research.gov. Effective March 26, 2018, NSF introduced a new centralized and streamlined account registration process in Research.gov for the research community that provides each new user with a single profile and unique identifier (i.e., NSF ID) for signing in to FastLane and Research.gov for proposal and award activities.

For more details on the registration process, see the registration section of the NSF Sponsor-specific Resources

Online Tools for Effort Reporting and Account Data 

ECRT (Effort Reporting) is a way of certifying effort on federal grants that is tied to the UMass payroll system. It is a certification process designed to help faculty and staff comply with University's effort reporting policies, federal policies and other relevant agency policies which govern the need to provide certification of an individual's effort on funded projects. 

Summit is a web-based tool used by UMass that delivers PeopleSoft financial data in user friendly customized graphs and tables, allowing access to financial data for accounts at both summary and detail levels.