The transition from SmartGrant to Kuali Research will begin July 1, 2019.
Neither system will be available from July 1 - 7, 2019.
Kuali will be available to use for proposal submissions, awards management, and Conflict of Interest (COI) starting on Monday, July 8, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.
Note: The transition of e-Protocol for both human subjects (IRB) and animal subjects (IACUC) to Kuali Research will begin the last week of August 2019. Kuali will be available for IRB & IACUC starting Monday, September 9, 2019. More details to follow in July.
Pre-Award: Proposals due to sponsors between July 1 and July 10, 2019 have to be submitted within SmartGrant in the last two weeks of June.
For proposals with deadlines after July 10th, it is strongly encouraged that you practice building proposals in the Kuali sandbox test environment while both systems are down to help prepare for a smoother transition on July 8th. Please note that test proposals built in the sandbox will not transfer to Kuali production when it goes live.
Post-Award: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 is the last day that the Office of Post-Award Management (OPAM) will upload awards to the Controller’s Office. This will allow time for the conversion and upload to PeopleSoft and is in line with the annual PeopleSoft downtime. OPAM will be able to create awards again starting July 8, 2019. Please contact OPAM as soon as possible if you require the approval of a pre-established award prior to the shutdown.
TRAINING & RESOURCES
Register now through Workplace Learning & Development for proposal development lab-based training and open lab sessions. These are geared toward administrators engaged in proposal development and faculty and graduate students who build their own proposals.
Online guides and documentation are available at: www.umass.edu/research/kuali.
Note: Users cannot log in to the live system until July 8, 2019. There will be continual updates to the site in the coming weeks.