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Salt Lake Community College Selects FastTrak™

Salt Lake Community College Selects MŌDERAS

FastTrak™ Cloud Solution for Grant Management

 

Friday, January 15, 2016

MŌDERAS is proud to announce Salt Lake Community College's adoption of FastTrak; our cloud-based, low cost, turnkey eRA solution. 

 
When Salt Lake Community College initiated their eRA search it was important to find "a viable solution that accommodated our smaller portfolio but offered functionality similar to what a research institution would want," said Ashley R. Riggleman, Grant Technology Officer.

FastTrak is a unique solution; providing a package of affordable and intelligent eRA solutions that can address all your research administration needs.  FastTrak offers everything you need to embrace the most widely adopted electronic research administration (eRA) system available today, without the burden of a traditional implementation.

Riggleman states, "We were looking for an affordable product that would allow us to streamline our processes and would allow us to gather more meaningful data on the work we are doing. MŌDERAS does that and more."

FastTrak is a fully functional solution that provides our partners the opportunity to be more effective, efficient, and to excel in their areas of expertise.
 
What's included?  
  • FastTrak: "Out of the box" delivers a hosted system eliminating the need for technical resources or staff.  Includes Configuration, Training, Documentation, and Support.    
  • SynKronize: Data on demand: transfer your data from your general ledger and human resources systems seamlessly into your new eRA solution.
  • Insight Light: provides "canned" reports.
  • TurboGrants: our interview-based proposal creation tool that allows investigators to easily create proposals with little to no training.  *Institutions who do less than $10M in research per year get TurboGrants for free with FastTrak!
  • User Interface & Proposal Development Enhancements Included
 
Available Add On's :
  • System to System Submission:  Allows your FastTrak environment to communicate with Grants.Gov and/or Research.Gov.
  • Single Sign-On:  Allows your FastTrak environment to validate using your standard SSO authentication for your institution. 
  • Kwest:  Free opportunity search tool
  • Kwest Connector: Funding opportunities with the ability to create a proposal with a single click.
  • InSight Ad Hoc Reporting: FastTrak provides "canned" reports the full InSight package includes the ability to create your own ad hoc and detailed reports, to schedule them to run, distribute them through email, and share them with colleagues. 
  • Banner Package: Speed the process of getting your Banner data into FastTrak with the Banner Package from MŌDERAS. This package creates the files for import into FastTrak one time or for regular updates (nightly, weekly, monthly) as you desire.
  • CitiConnect: Connect your CITI training records with FastTrak making training information available to your proposals, awards, and protocols.
  • ReKoncile: Tie your expenditures to awarded budgets, allows budget projections, burn rates, and tracking more detail on general ledger expenditure records.
Riggleman concludes, "So far, we have been very pleased with MŌDERAS. They have been extremely helpful, friendly, and timely in their responses to our needs and questions. We are pleased to be working with them."

"We are so proud to have Salt Lake Community College as a part of the MŌDERAS family.  Being able to provide an eRA solution is a real testament to the work we're dedicated to; you have to remember that implementation opportunities like this simply did not exist previously for organizations with smaller grant portfolios!  FastTrak is a solution that, regardless of size or research dollars, organizations can start small and grow into without shattering their budget," said Chris Thompson, President of MŌDERAS.
 
To learn more about FastTrak, click here.
~MŌDERAS
 

Moderas Contributes to Research Administration Community

 

Moderas is pleased to say that we are doing our fair share...

In an effort to uphold our commitment to truly open source software we have offered to share a significant amount of our intellectual property with both the Kuali Foundation™ and theAriah Group™ to enhance their Kuali Coeus and Research offerings respectively. These contributions include enhancements to the user interface and modules as well as a large number of bug fixes.

 

Chris Thompson, president of MODERAS stated, "We remain committed to the open source community and this is our way of putting our money where our mouth is.  This contribution takes the research product well past any other current release and reflects countless hours of development efforts made by both MODERAS and our partners."

 

When organizations work together they become a powerful engine for innovation and growth.  Adopting our contributions will enhance the current research platforms and help us achieve our goal of bringing fresh new ideas to the community through the open source approach.

 

Working towards a common goal!

Sincerely,

Jen Cohen

About Us:

Moderas specializes in web based electronic research administration (eRA) solutions developed on the open source Kuali Coeus™ (KC) platform. To find out more about us click here.

Kwest ReBrand

February 27, 2015

MŌDERAS is proud to announce Kwest now has a fetching new look!

 

Don't worry, just becasue we've changed the look doesn't mean you won't still get the relevent results you expect from Kwest.  So if you're tired of wasting time sorting through irrelevant funding opportunities--sign up for your free Kwest account today! Sign Up Here.

MŌDERAS Releases CitiConnect

 

February 18, 2015

MŌDERAS is proud to announce CitiConnect; integrating your CITI Program™ with our eRA solutions.  Institutions now have the means to track and report on their staff’s training.

 

The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) at the University of Miami is a leading provider of research education content.  The CITI Program’s content addresses the needs of the entire research team: investigators, students, technicians, and administrators.  CITI’s instructional content offers curricula in human subjects research, animal research, and the responsible conduct of research, often clustering content according to subject matter, disciplinary audience, or regulatory focus.

 

MŌDERAS takes the lead on integrating the CITI and the Kuali Coeus™ platform by creating an integration that imports CITI training records directly into your eRA platform. 


“This is one the kind of development that we at MŌDERAS excel at.  It’s a simple enough integration, but it’ll make people’s lives a lot easier! That’s always our focus: simple clean design that really improves the daily activities of our community” said Chris Thompson, President of MŌDERAS.

 

CitiConnect Features:

  • Automatically connects to training records from the CITI Program™

  • Creates CITI training courses locally

  • Imports the training records of your staff

  • Shows Pass/Fail results based on course requirements and staff scores

  • Tracks pending training not yet completed

  • Enhanced maintenance to support CITI data

  • View individual staff training on IRB and IACUC protocols (soon to be added to Proposals, Awards, and COI)

  • Staff receive escalating warnings for courses renewals

  • Email notifications are sent to the system administrator providing detailed results of the CITI import

 

About the CITI Program™

The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program) at the University of Miami is a leading provider of research education content. Our web-based training materials serve millions of learners at academic institutions, government agencies, and commercial organizations in the U.S. and around the world. For more information about the CITI Program click here.

About MŌDERAS

MŌDERAS specializes in web based electronic research administration (eRA) solutions developed on the open source Kuali Coeus™ (KC) platform. Leading you forward, beyond software selection by creating a fully modular, end-to-end solution that doesn’t sacrifice functionality to be cost effective. Our solutions will ultimately afford you the ability to meet your specific and ever-changing research administration needs.  MŌDERAS has the products you need and the services you want for more effective and efficient eRA solutions.

 

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MŌDERAS Partners with AbsoluteResearch™ to Release ReKwest

MŌDERAS Partners with AbsoluteResearch™ to Release ReKwest

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

MŌDERAS is proud to announce ReKwest; a simple, intuitive, and dynamic search tool allowing access to relevant compliance guidance, regulations, FAQs, court cases, and warning letters from OHRP, FDA, CDC, NIH, DOD, DOE, and more.  Research Administrators finally have the means to tackle the complex questions, situations, and uncertainties they face daily.

ReKwest is the brainchild of Rebecca Ballard; IRB Director at a children’s hospital by day and founder of Absolute Research by night (and weekends); “ReKwest was born out of sheer necessity, I needed a way to find information quickly and to efficiently answer investigators questions, write policies, and asses risks.”

Ballard effortlessly recounts the old methods, so familiar to us all, when trying to hunt-down supporting compliance documentation--printing documents and placing them on a shelf, only to collect dust and be out of date by the time we look at them again, or saving countless links on the web…only to have OHRP or the FDA redo their website as ‘Page Not Found’ flashes on the screen.  Helplessly watching countless hours of labor lost. 

Ballard, stated her ah-ha moment was, reciting the now famous Shark Tank phrase, “there must be a better way!”  Ballard continued, “once I saw Moderas’ Kwest product (search tool for funding opportunities), I knew that together we could create something that would help others struggling with the same things I was.”

ReKwest was launched at this year’s PRIM&R AER14 conference.  Where we asked, “How do you find the critical compliance guidelines you need for the decisions you face daily?”   

ReKwest efficiently analyzes difficult to find and seemingly unrelated pieces of data instantly.  No more scouring the Internet with hopes of finding reliable answers. With ReKwest, simply type in descriptive terms for your issue and retrieve relevant results from a multitude of authoritave sources.

Get answers needed to assemble a corrective action plan, prepare for possible audits by reviewing previous auditor determinations, and inform investigators and administration about non-compliant actions by showing audit findings based on similar behavior.  Learn from the mistakes of others and generate consistency in the decision-making process making more accurate, timely, and informed decisions resulting in better overall outcomes.

Chris Thompson, President of Moderas stated “It was simple for us, really--it was a no brainer --there’s nothing out there like this!  [ReKwest] is a simple tool that will drastically enhance consistency in the decision-making process making more accurate, timely, informed decisions resulting in better overall outcomes. It’s a welcome addition to our suite of simple, clean solutions that help solve the problems research administrators face daily.”

About Absolute Research

Absolute Research is guided by the philosophy of providing the highest protections for human research participants in practicable ways. Our mission is to provide Easy-to-Use solutions to tackle the challenges and regulatory pitfalls Investigators and Research Administrators face daily. Click here to learn more about us.

About MŌDERAS

MŌDERAS specializes in web based electronic research administration (eRA) solutions developed on the open source Kuali Coeus™ (KC) platform. Leading you forward, beyond software selection by creating a fully modular, end-to-end solution that doesn’t sacrifice functionality to be cost effective. Our solutions will ultimately afford you the ability to meet your specific and ever-changing research administration needs.  MŌDERAS has the products you need and the services you want for more effective and efficient eRA solutions.

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