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

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>Full implementation is ongoing now.

InfoEd is a comprehensive tool that will integrate functions from pre-award, conflict of interest, intellectual property, and compliance for both animal care and human subjects. InfoEd: SPIN, a funding opportunities database, is now accessible and available to faculty (use CougarNet credentials). SPIN also is available to staff on request.

In addition, InfoEd: SPIN is available to those without CougarNet credentials or access (non-faculty, no staff access) from on-campus through this dedicated link.

See also InfoEd Terms and FAQs.


Maximus is a system for managing effort reporting. The system will allow the university to transition from a paper-based process involving RD2K, PeopleSoft and paperwork, into a web-based system fed by systems data from PeopleSoft and InfoEd.


The University Information Technology’s PeopleSoft team leads the implementation of PeopleSoft Grants Management, a module that will integrate functions currently handled in RD2K and PeopleSoft Finance. Key DOR staff is involved in working with UIT on the module. The five modules are Projects Costing, Grants, Contracts, Bilings, and Accounts Receivables.

Current Systems


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. Those who already have a prior version of RD2K installed may download the latest update of RD2K:

Remote Desktop

DOR staff may request access to establish a Remote Desktop Connection. The approval of the staff member's director is required.

Technical Support

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.