Launched in 2010, the Stanford Electronic Research Administration System (SeRA) is the enterprise-wide application that supports research administration at Stanford.
As the institutional system of record for sponsored projects, SeRA tracks the various stages of the sponsored research project lifecycle from initial proposal to award closeout.
AS has continued to build key functionality into the system since its initial launch. The latest enhancement, Award Reporting and Closeout (ARC), was released in early July.
Developed in conjunction with the Office of Sponsored Research, ARC enables research administrators to actively monitor and manage research award reporting and closeout requirements directly in SeRA. This replaces the COFR (Closeout & Financial Reporting) database, significantly streamlining the complex award closeout phase.
Following up on this major release, several usability and feature updates are on tap for later this summer.
To learn more about SeRA and the latest releases, visit the SeRA section of the new DoResearch website.