The UH research community can expect a significant increase in efficiency and ease in the submittal of proposals and in the management of awards as a result of several systems that are coming online within the next two years. We encourage the UH community to learn more about the implementation of the systems and to engage with us as we work toward providing improved service.
DOR's Research Information Center oversees the collection, storage, and dissemination of data related to sponsored research activities at the University of Houston.
New Systems Under Development
Maximus ERS is a web-based effort reporting system. ERS interfaces with RD2K and PeopleSoft to collect the necessary data for completing the effort reporting process. Maximus ERS will allow the university to transition from a manual, paper-based process to a streamlined web portal that automates the workflow and reinforces compliance.
Leading the implementation of the PeopleSoft Enterprise Grants Management portal are the University Information Technology Enterprise team and key DOR staff. This system will integrate functions currently handled in RAMP, RD2K and PeopleSoft Finance. The implementation will consist of five modules: project costing, grants, contracts, billings, and receivables.
The Research Administration Management Portal (RAMP) is a web-based tool for faculty, administrators and staff to manage sponsored research projects.
RD2K is a desktop program for managing proposals and sponsored projects. Download RD2K. Users are strongly encouraged to ensure they are using the latest release of RD2K. Failure to update may cause loss of access to the system as older versions are retired. The latest version of RD2K can be found at:
DOR staff may request access to establish a Remote Desktop Connection. The approval of the staff member's director is required.
The RIC team provides technical support for all research systems.
About the Effort Reporting Process
Learn how the Effort Reporting process is processed through our systems.