Research Information System roadshows (updated)

The University is about to start the pilot phase of the new Research Information System – RIS.

RIS will provide a structured mechanism to handle the preparation, approval and submission of grant applications and a user-friendly interface to enable more effective management of live projects. It will replace pFact and eStaff-profile with a single, modern and integrated tool.

The pilot phase is underway, which tests the functionality of the grant application and costing module prior to replacing pFact across all Faculties. In late February, the Engineering Faculty will transfer to RIS first, and other faculties will follow as soon as practical.

A series of roadshows hosted by Professor Kevin Shakesheff, Faculty Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Science and Sponsor of the RIS project, will be held to introduce the live RIS system. Staff can attend any of the following hour-long events without pre-booking:

  • Thursday 23 February, 2pm, B3, Life Sciences, University Park
  • Wednesday 1 March, 1pm, B1, Physics Building, University Park
  • Monday 6 March, 2.30pm, the bar area of The Barn, Sutton Bonington
  • Monday 20 March, 1.30pm, C.LT2, Exchange Building, Jubilee Campus
  • Tuesday 21 March, 3.15pm, Clinical Sciences Seminar Room, Derby Medical School
  • Friday 24 March, 2pm, A50, Clinical Sciences Building, City Hospital

Training for RIS will be provided via Moodle. This will be published prior to launch and researchers will be notified as soon as it’s available.

Updated Friday 10 February with sessions for City Hospital and Derby.

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February 8th, 2017 at 3:37 pm

Sue Lane

Is there any chance of a roadshow at Derby?

February 8th, 2017 at 5:18 pm

Mike Jennings

Hello, I have fed this back to the organisers and they will run a session at Derby. We will update this article with details soon, so please check back.

February 9th, 2017 at 10:27 am

Sue Lane

Excellent news, thank you, this is much appreciated.

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