Research Portal Program

Part of the OVPR's Research Excellence Program


In 2016, the Office of the Vice Provost (OVPR) began internal studies to identify ways in which to reduce administrative burden reported by researchers across the schools.  The burden was largely driven by two components: 

    • Managing Federal and sponsor requirements
    • Penn’s policies, practices, processes, and supporting systems

Based on these studies, OVPR initiated the Research Information System Enhancements (RISE) to identify burden reduction opportunities and solutions.  As part of the broader initiative, three initial information systems projects were identified:

    • Conflict of Interest and Extramural Disclosure (COI)
    • Grant Financial Management (GFM)
    • Research Portal