UWA's Research Online Application Portal (ROAP) is coming soon
ROAP is likely to make application processes simpler and more efficient for researchers.
UWA will shut down the InfoEd system on the 30th of September in order to begin migrating approved records into the Research Online Application Portal (ROAP). ROAP is expected to be ready for use around the middle of October.
ROAP will take over the management of research grants along with animal ethics, human ethics and biosafety applications. The process will be simplified through the removal of paper forms and automated sign off processes.
In addition, ROAP will provide researchers, committee members and approvers with up-to-date information regarding the current status of all applications.
When will the change take place?
We are targeting an October launch for ROAP, and further information regarding the timing will be available closer to the date. InfoEd will be disestablished on the 30th of September.
How will this affect me?
From the 30th of September, the InfoEd system, including reports, will no longer be accessible. Effective immediately please do not use the InfoEd system to prepare new applications or modify existing ones. Urgent Human Ethics and Biosafety applications, amendments and revisions will continue to be processed using paper forms. Animal ethics applications will recommence at the launch of ROAP in mid-October, however amendments and revisions will continue to be processed.
Grants will be processed differently, during the transition period between 25 September and the launch of ROAP. Research grant applications should continue to be sent through to the Research Grants Office for review, signoff and submission to funding agencies. As well, we’ll continue to manage acceptance of research funding, including review and signoff of funding agreements. However, as of 25 September you will no longer need to send through UWA’s internal coversheet and forms – we will prompt you to update ROAP once it is launched. Grant records for successfully funded projects will be migrated through to the UWA Research Repository and Socrates systems and appear within your profiles.
Office of Research staff can assist you with any queries and advise you of any actions you need to take to ensure a smooth transition to ROAP: