GRAMS Announcement

Introducing Grants and Research Administration Management Suite (GRAMS)

Grants and Research Administration Management Suite (GRAMS) is a comprehensive solution for research proposal submission and award management that UNT is launching in conjunction with our UNT System peer institutions. The system, based on Huron Research Suite Solutions ensures successful proposal creation and budget development, electronic submission to grants.gov and post-award management capabilities including award setup, modification entry and budget reconciliation to enter and track sponsor approved budgets.

GRAMS Grants and Research Administration Management Suite: Grants, Agreements, Conflict of Interest (COI), Employee Compensation Compliance (ECC), Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Why is it important?

Download and read a case study about the transition at one peer institution: Arizona State University Leverages Huron Research Suite to Transform Research Administration.

Migrating from UNT’s current proposal software Cayuse to GRAMS will provide ease of use for principle investigators (PIs), reviewers and administrators in the Division of Research and Innovation to complete actions within the system. The reports and metrics from GRAMS are more advanced and will provide better insight into submission details. Improvements to routing and business processes also will make contract submissions more efficient and streamlined.

This new system, GRAMS, will migrate data from our current proposal software Cayuse and integrate the functions of grants, contracts, Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) into a single portal for principle investigators, reviews and our division, improving routing and business processes that will make contract submissions more efficient. It also will provide an interface with PeopleSoft, which will more easily prepopulate HR information and simplify processes such as fringe benefit calculation. The new, fully electronic system will enable faculty and staff to route and approve proposals, submit most federal applications to grants.gov and manage awards, contracts and agreements in one integrated dashboard. Additionally, the system will be able to create more robust reports and metrics, which will provide better insight into submission details for grants.

When will it be implemented?

GRAMS was acquired in Fall 2020 and will take about 18 months to fully implement, including the migration of data, training of faculty and staff as well as launching the system in staggered modules including grants, IACUC, Conflict of Interest (COI), IRB and ECC.

The grants and IACUC modules are expected to be fully operational in the fall of 2021.

GRAMS Timeline

Contact

This website will serve as a centralized resource for you to obtain project updates and view pertinent information related to the implementation and training of the various GRAMS modules. For more information contact Julian Quintero at julian.quintero@unt.edu.