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UMB Research Data Warehouse Project
January 2004 update

Problem:
There is a lack of coordination and integration with the current systems that support research at UMB. The computer systems are disjointed, stand-alone systems with narrowly defined purposes.

Goal:
To enhance research support by improving the interoperability of current systems, using contemporary desktop tools and the web to provide access for researchers and research administrators to the data in the current systems, and implementing a new system that will allow sponsoring agency awards to be entered into a database and electronically populate the financial system.

Current State:
Information currently available in the ORD HP 3000 Grants and Contracts system is also available to PI's, department heads and dean's offices via a web application and standard crystal reports.

Planned Enhancements-Near Term:
Implement web-based access to standard warehouse reports and download file.