New AURA Agreements Module

Dear Colleagues,

URA is pleased to announce the new AURA Agreements module which will go live in mid-September. AURA Agreements is a contract management system offered in the same software suite as the other AURA products and will be integrated with the AURA Grants module. The AURA Agreements module offers a single point of entry for all research-related contracts and streamlines the process for routing contracts for negotiation and signature.  It also offers complete transparency of the status of the agreement and terms that are under negotiation.

URA has been communicating with and involving key stakeholders across campus throughout the development of the agreements module. In preparation for the mid- September implementation, we are inviting the grants community to upcoming training sessions. These training sessions will occur during the week of September 7th, with a variety of different options (featuring the same content in each) to be flexible around your schedules. This training will allow users to log into our test environment, practice using the agreements workflow, and will include interaction with representatives who can answer questions as they come up. Dates and times for the training sessions are being finalized and will be announced soon.  Please watch for those invitations via email and contact Stefan Jellicoe ( if you have any questions regarding the upcoming training.

Thank you,

Michael R. Ludwig
Assoc. VP for Research Administration & Dir. URA
P: 773-702-8604