The University of Iowa originally developed the University of Iowa Research Information System (UIRIS) to collect data and report on sponsored project applications and awards. Today, UIRIS is central to the UI's electronic sponsored research administration mission and encompasses:
- Electronic routing – PIs and departmental administrators access UIRIS in order to complete the University of Iowa Proposal Routing Form.
- Award notification - An Award Activation Authorization Notice (AAAN) is emailed to the PI(s) and relevant research administration staff once the Grant Accounting Office completes the award process. This action distributes award information -- including the corresponding account (a.k.a., the Master File Key, or MFK) established for the award.
- Project tracking - PIs and departmental administrators may access UIRIS to view records of sponsored project applications and awards on the DSP Research Tracker; and perform other, related e-functions, such as initiating outgoing subawards.