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AURA is an electronic research administrative system which facilitates research administration activities on campus.

Automating University-wide Research Administration

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AURA is an electronic research administrative system which facilitates the pre-award research administration activities on campus. AURA streamlines and automates research administration, allowing for process automation, electronic routing and approval, system-to-system submission to Grants.gov, and data warehouse reporting. The system will help reduce the administrative burden on faculty and staff as well as the regulatory compliance risk for the University.

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AURA Grants enhancement patch Wednesday - 3/26/2014

Please be advised that AURA Grants will be taken offline for an enhancement patch tomorrow 3/26/2014 between 6AM – 8AM. The system may be unavailable to you for a 30 minute window during this time. This is a technical patch, fixing issues that have arisen since the 5.8.7 upgrade in January.

Please email AURA-Help@uchicago.edu if you have any questions or experience issues logging in after 8AM.

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AURA Grants enhancement patch tomorrow 2/22/2014

Please be advised that AURA Grants will be taken offline for an enhancement patch tomorrow 2/22/2014 between 9AM – 11AM. The system may be unavailable to you for a 30 minute window during this time. This patch will install analytics allowing improved system diagnostics, increase the maximum number of personnel allowed in the AURA budget, and a technical fix for agencies & sub-awardees.

Please email AURA-Help@uchicago.edu if you experience any issues logging in after 11AM.

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AURA Grants enhancement patch tomorrow 2-8-2014

Please be advised that AURA Grants will be taken offline for an enhancement patch tomorrow 2/8/2014 between 9AM – 11AM. The system may be unavailable to you for a 10-15 minute window during this time. The patch will help communication between our AURA Grants & AURA COI modules.

Please email AURA-Help@uchicago.edu if you experience any issues logging in after 11AM.

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Important Announcement: AURA-Grants Upgrade Downtime

AURA-Grants Upgrade: System OFF-LINE Friday 1/17 - Monday 1/20

Please be advised that AURA-Grants will be unavailable from this Friday, January 17th @ 5:01PM to Monday, January 20th. You will NOT be able to log into the system during this time – please plan accordingly to prepare/approve/route any funding proposals that require action now. Any AURA-Grants actions not completed by Friday afternoon will have to wait until Tuesday morning.

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AURA Site Maintenance Friday 11/8 between 6 and 8AM.

IT Services will be performing routine maintenance on all UChicago Sites websites on Friday, 11/8 between 6 and 8am. During this time, our AURA website may be unavailable for up to one hour.

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AURA servers will be patched tomorrow Nov 6 from 6-8AM.

The system may be unavailable during this time.

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AURA IRB & COI system enhancement – Tomorrow, November 1st, 2013 from 6 AM to approximately 9 AM

 

The AURA IRB & COI systems will be taken offline for an enhancement patch tomorrow November 1st, 2013 from 6 AM to approximately 9 AM. 

Email AURA-Help@uchicago.edu if you have any questions about these system enhancements or experience an issue accessing AURA after 9 AM.

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AURA Grants system enhancement tomorrow October 17, 2013 from 6 AM to approximately 9 AM.

AURA Grants will be taken offline for an enhancement patch tomorrow October 17, 2013 from 6 AM to approximately 9 AM.

Summary:

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AURA system enhancements Friday, August 30th 2013, 6:00AM - 9:00AM

The AURA-Grants, AURA-IRB, AURA-COI systems will be taken offline for an enhancement patch this August 30th 2013, from 6:00am to approximately 9:00am. The system may be off-line for short period during this time.

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AURA-Grants system enhancement Friday, August 9th 2013, 6:00AM - 9:00AM

AURA-Grants will be taken offline for an enhancement patch this Friday, August 9th, 2013 from 6:00am to approximately 9:00am. See the full annoucement and list of updates here: PDF.

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AURA-COI and changes with proposal/award processing

PDF of Annoucement to Campus sent on 8/01/2013

1. On July 22, 2013, the academic staff received the AURA-COI instructions via email for updating their 2013 COI Disclosure for activities between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013 as required by University policy.  These include:

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CITI website down time - July 29th - August 1st

Starting Monday July 29th, the CITI website will be down for software upgrades.  It is expected to be back on line and available to users on August 1st.

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AURA-COI will be back on-line Monday, July 22, 2013.

We are currently making improvements to the AURA COI system. The system will be available with the new 2013 Disclosures on or about Monday, July 22nd, 2013.

If you need to complete a 2012-2013 disclosure before that, please contact aura-help@uchicago.edu.

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AURA-COI is currently off-line for system maintenance.

During this time, you will not be able to access the AURA-COI module.  A follow up notice will be posted when AURA COI is back on line.

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AURA system enhancement Wednesday, March 20th, 2013, 6:00am - 9:00am

The system may be off-line for short period during this time.

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AURA server maintenance Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 6:00am - 8:00am

The AURA production servers are scheduled to be patched 3/6 between 6am and 8am. The system may be off-line for short period during this time.

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AURA system enhancement Friday, March 1st, 2013, 6:00am - 9:00am

AURA-Grants will be taken offline for an enhancement patch this Friday, March 1st, 2013 from 6:00am to approximately 9:00am. See the full annoucement and list of updates here.

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AURA system enhancement Friday, February 22, 2013, 6:00am - 9:00am

The AURA system is scheduled to be patched 2/22 between 6am and 9am. The system may be off-line for short period during this time.

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AURA server maintenance Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 6:00am - 8:00am

 

The AURA production servers are scheduled to be patched 2/6 between 6am and 8am. The system may be off-line for short period during this time.

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New URA Training: Research Administration (RA) 101: Building Your Blueprint for Success

 

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AURA Systems are currently down!

Hello - 

AURA Grants, IRB, and COI systems are currently down and unavailable for use. IT Services is working to restore the systems. If you have an urgent matter, please contact your URA Manager or department contact.

We will post a message to alert all when the systems are back on-line! An updated campus notice may also be found at: http://www.uchicago.edu/notices

Thank you for your patience in this matter.

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NIH Public Access Policy webinar at Crerar - Tues. January 15, 2012 11:30am - 1:00pm

 

The Crerar Library is hosting the NIH webinar on changes to the NIH Public Access Policy and the Implications to Awards.  Content of the webinar may be of interest to grant administrators whose PI's receive NIH funding.

For details see: NIH Public Access Policy webinar at Crerar - Tues. January 15, 2012 11:30am - 1:00pm

 

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AURA IRB is back on-line!

Hello AURA Users:

The October 31st patch has been applied successfully.  AURA IRB is available!

 

AURA Team

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AURA COI-COC Launches September 4, 2012!

 

We are proud to announce the launch of AURA COI-COC on September 4, 2012.

The University continues to work towards establishing a comprehensive electronic research administration system.  The system being used at the University of Chicago is AURA (Automating University-wide Research Administration).  AURA-Grants was the first AURA module implemented and shortly after, AURA-IRB was launched.

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AURA Grant and IRB are back on-line!

Hello AURA Users:

The July 9, 2012 patch has been applied successfully.  Both AURA Grants and AURA IRB are now available!

Thank you.

 

 

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AURA off-line Monday, July 9, 2012 -- 5:00am-9:00am

Hello AURA Users:

IT Services has requested a second window to upgrade the AURA servers.  AURA-Grants and AURA-IRB will be off-line Monday, July 9 from 5:00am to 9:00am.  During this time, you will not be able to access either AURA module.  The AURA team is also installing an enhancement to AURA-IRB relating to the Personnel Change Approval letters.   The technical team has also addressed the “object expected” error in AURA-Grants so all systems are functional. 

A follow up notice will be posted when AURA-IRB and AURA-Grants are back on line.

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