AURA Module Logins

Grants AURA Grants allows researchers to create a proposal in response to a funding opportunity announcement (FOA), route it for approvals, and submit it electronically to the sponsor.
IRB AURA IRB (Institutional Review Board) allows researchers to create a protocol for the use of human subjects in research and submit it to the IRB for review. AURA IRB requires a secure connection. Learn more...
COI-COC AURA COI-COC (Conflict of Interest-Conflict of Commitment) allows faculty, as well as other academic appointments, to file their annual disclosure.
IBC AURA IBC (Institutional Biosafety Committee) allows researchers to create a protocol for the use of biohazardous materials in research and submit it to the IBC for review.


Latest News and Announcements

New Ticketing System for AURA-Help Coming Soon

On Wednesday, August 28th, when you send an email to, you will receive an acknowledgement email from a new, more modern, ticketing system.

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AURA Grants Training Courses

URA is providing AURA Grants e-learning training courses via Canvas. The live, instructor-led AURA Grants trainings have been condensed into three 10 – 30 minute self-paced learning videos. Completion of these courses will be required for new department staff utilizing AURA Grants, prior to receiving access to the system. The courses can also be used as a resource for existing departmental staff with current access to AURA.

The courses currently available are:

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AURA IRB Update – July 26th - 29th, 2019

IRB will be taken offline for required maintainence starting this Friday, July 26th at 5 pm CST and ending on Monday, July 29th at 6 am CST. The system will be unavailable during this time.

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AURA COI & AURA GRANTS Update – June 30, 2019

Please be advised that AURA COI & AURA GRANTS will be off-line for system updates this Sunday, June 30th from 5PM – 12AM for an update. The system will be temporarily unavailable during this time.

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IRB Requires cVPN and Two-Factor Authentication

IRB requires a secure connection to UChicago's Virtual Private Network (cVPN). If you're using IRB while working off-campus, you'll need to visit and download the Cisco Anyconnect secure mobility client.

The Anyconnect application must be open and connected to cVPN prior to logging in. 

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