Project Background

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The University of Miami embarked on a project, spear-headed by the Office of Research Administration (ORA) and in collaboration with UMIT, to replace the previous Pre-Award system. IBISResearch, the new Grants and Sponsored Agreements management system replaced InfoEd, previously used for Proposal Development, Proposal Tracking, and finding funding opportunities.  

IBISResearch allows full electronic routing and approvals, which eliminated the use of previous forms such as the PCRF-L (routing form) and the IPAR (prior approval form). IBISResearch also provides a direct interface with Workday.

The focus of IBISResearch is to reduce the administrative burden on faculty and to provide access and transparency into the status of applications, contracts/agreements, subawards, and award notifications.  

Full implementation of IBISResearch is targeted for June 2020.  




  • Reduce the administrative burden for researchers at the University of Miami
  • Deploy software to support the research enterprise at the University of Miami 
  • Implement software with limited customizations to ensure future upgrades and availability of new features
  • Leverage best practices delivered by software and utilize the system to its fullest extent