Service Description 

eResearch consists of technologies and tools that support the business services used to manage the university’s research enterprise. Services are provided using a vendor-licensed software platform that is heavily configured to the specific needs of U-M.

The four components of eResearch are:

  • Regulatory Management
  • Proposal Management
  • Animal Management
  • Conflict of Interest Management


While eResearch provides a secure and compliant environment for a number of types of sensitive institutional data, users should only place the following types of data into the system:

  • Applications for new research projects involving human subjects, as well as amendments and renewals for those projects. This should not include data related to the study.
  • Adverse event information for studies involving human subjects. This should not include data about the individuals impacted by the adverse event.
  • Registrations and renewals for labs conducting recombinant DNA research.
  • Proposals for any type of external research funding (e.g., grants, contracts).
  • Information pertaining to nonfinancial, or unfunded agreements related to research.
  • Information related to the tracking of outgoing subcontracts from U-M.
  • Applications (protocols) for new research projects involving animals, as well as amendments to those projects.
  • Information related to the care and use of laboratory animals.
  • Research team members’ disclosures of outside interests/commitments and any associated plans to manage potential conflicts of interest.

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