On Monday, October 2, 2017, the Office of Research will launch a redesigned PI Portal. Improvements to the PI Portal are based on feedback from portal users from across the university. The new PI Portal features a robust search engine and a responsive and intuitive design, making it easier to view project-related financial information.
In the new PI Portal:
- The “Home Page” presents a simplified and summarized view of information relevant to you and your role within the university.
- The “Search” feature allows you to search by project number, title, department or investigator. You can also use keywords to narrow your search further.
- The “Project Details View” allows you to see project details that include a financial overview, demographics, expenditures, commitments and award documents.
- The “Line Item Rollup” enables you to create a report consisting of budget and expense information rolled up from selected projects.
Beginning October 2, you will automatically be directed to the new PI Portal when you use your existing links/bookmarks. You can also access the new PI Portal at eresearch.osu.edu or click on “PI Portal” listed under eTools on the Office of Sponsored Programs website. To ease the transition, access to the current PI Portal will remain until December 31, 2017, accessible through a link at the top of the new PI Portal. However, we encourage you to explore and begin using the new PI Portal right away.
A variety of training resources are available to help you transition to using the new PI Portal. An online user guide is available in the OR Help Desk knowledge base (go.osu.edu/orkb). In-person training is also available at many locations across campus. Visit researchcalendar.osu.edu to see the list of available dates and times and to sign up for a training session.
We would like to hear from you to help us make the PI Portal an even better tool. After the October 2nd launch, you will be able to provide feedback via the “Give Us Feedback” button in the lower right corner of the new PI Portal.
If you have questions or encounter any problems, contact the OR Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-688-8288.