Huron Research Suite Expands Research Administrative Ecosystem
Nick Stier, Gary Whitney
The fall 2018 release of industry-leading research administration software improves researcher productivity while incorporating updated regulatory requirements.
Huron completed its fall 2018 release of the Huron Research Suite, expanding an administrative ecosystem for managing the business of research. The new software drives significant productivity gains for researchers and administrative staff including:
An innovative reporting mechanism that provides an alternative approach for employee compensation on federally-funded projects
- Streamlined funding proposal creation by aligning essential data entry points to only those critical for submission and necessary for institutional needs
- The latest regulatory changes needed for human subjects' programs to comply with the new Common Rule for 2019
Huron’s suite integrates the processing of researcher submissions for and administrative reviews of:
- Project budgets
- Federal grant e-submissions
- Research-related agreements and contracts
- Study team financial conflicts of interest
- Employee compensation on federally-funded projects
- Human and animal subjects' protection
- Radiation, biohazards and other safety processes
- Animal ordering, census and vivarium cost and billback management
Huron provides expert-originated and community-driven best practices for all research processes to enable a singular researcher experience. Product managers work closely with client communities to review functionality throughout the development lifecycle, aligning product features to client expectations using community feedback. In total, there are 13 new, individual solution releases incorporating over 800 software enhancements and updates.
To rapidly increase client familiarity with new functions, Huron offers a showcase site to provide all clients with a comprehensive, fully-integrated sandbox that is used to test drive new functionality in the release and prepare for incorporation in their local processes. To help client team preparedness further, each release is also backed by fully interactive online training through the Huron Learning Lab and change guides that highlight differences from the prior release.
In all, with the breadth of administrative processes covered, and the productivity of an interconnected ecosystem, the fall 2018 release is Huron’s latest commitment to providing a comprehensive experience for researchers and administrators alike.Learn More