Definition of eRA
Electronic Research Administration (eRA) involves the adoption or development
of electronic systems to aid institutional research administration.
ERA aims to facilitate the preparation and processing of both pre- and
post-award tasks electronically and also to reduce or eliminate paper
The University of Pittsburgh’s Office of Research has recognized
the need to implement a new information system to better support both
its internal operational requirements and its responsibility to the
faculty community as the administrative clearinghouse for all University
research activities involving extramural sponsorship.
Several factors are driving the need for a robust research information