Changes to PAF Deadlines for NSF Fastlane and


Jul 17

Effective September 15, 2015 ORS will require that a completed/signed PAF package five (5) business days in ADVANCE for all electronic submissions including:

  • NSF Fastlane deadlines
  • deadlines

These new internal deadlines can be implemented immediately.   The old deadlines were holdovers from the inception of Fastlane and   These are being phased out as ORS moves toward implementing a new grants management system in 2016. 

OPRS Reduced Service Schedule


Jun 13

The Office for the Protection of Research Subjects (OPRS) is pleased to inform the campus that Electronic Submission of research protocols for UIC IRB review will soon be a reality.  The OVCR IT Team, as part of the Start myResearch project,  has been working on a system enabling Investigators to finally go paperless.  OPRS Live will soon be available to the campus.  OPRS will provide additional information on the exact roll out dates when they become available.

eRA Alert: Uploaded Subaward Budget Forms Receiving Validation Error in ASSIST


Jun 4

Thursday, June 4, 2015

ASSIST users are receiving the following error when performing the ‘Validate Application’ action:

The format of the application does not match the format of the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). Please contact the Help Desk for assistance. … (000.6)”

Why it is happening