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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.
AGREEMENTS AURA Agreements allows faculty to submit research related agreements (contracts) for institutional review, and track through the approval process.
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.
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

AURA Grants scheduled maintenance - Wed, Feb 24th, 7:00 PM CST to 9:00 PM

Please note that AURA GRANTS will be briefly unavailable on Wed, Feb 24th, between 7:00 PM CST and 9:00 PM CST. If you have any questions, please contact the AURA Help Desk at:

What's New:

  • Adds validations on award issue date entry when activating allocations
  • Issue date of initial funding action now gets updated on authorizing an allocation in a modification

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Update – NIH Salary Cap

The NIH salary cap, which is based on the Executive Level II salary level, has been increased from $197,300 to $199,300, effective immediately. Any new funding proposals created with NIH as the sponsor should use the new salary cap of $199,300, as applicable.

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Introducing AURA Self-registration

Beginning January 7th, AURA will begin self-registration for all new users. This means users who do not yet have an AURA account can create one themselves by simply clicking the AURA module button (above). This will prompt the creation of their account and automatically add them to the personnel lists in all modules.

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AURA Grants – Training Courses via Canvas

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.

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