(From the September 2015 issue of Research Now)
In April 2015, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital kicked off the eGrants project to implement a new version and framework for grants administration process management. Formerly known as eTrac Grants, the eGrants project will run through July 2016, when the enhanced software will be launched to streamline workflow processes and improve administrative efficiency.
In November 2014, in an endeavor tied closely with the eGrants project, The Research Institute began implementing and integrating grant accounting and administrative financial processes into Lawson (link to intranet/employee-only page on ANCHOR), the business data system presently being used by the hospital for their financial and supply chain needs. Lawson will replace the current Navision and KwickTag systems and go live in July 2016, allowing for alignment between the hospital and The Research Institute, eliminating certain manual processes, and reducing duplication efforts as a result.
For both projects, focus groups will be organized to have users help perform testing, provide guidance on training and offer feedback. If you have any questions about the eGrants project, please contact Aaron Ufferman, Director of Sponsored Projects. If you have any questions about the Lawson project, please contact Allison Zang, Director of Accounting.
Lara McKenzie, PhD, principal investigator in the Center for Injury Research and Policy at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, was chosen to be a featured speaker at The Ohio State University’s Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting, BRUTx. Dr. McKenzie was also recently elected to serve as Chair-Elect of the Injury Control and Emergency Health Services Section of the American Public Health Association, and her term will begin after the APHA Annual Meeting on November 4.
At BRUTx, Dr. McKenzie will present on the topic of childhood injury prevention and the Make Safe Happen app. In a TEDx format, the meeting invites local speakers to showcase their ideas and experiences going from innovation to implementation within a complex system. Registration for BRUTx is now open and space is limited – additional information on the event, which will be held on September 29, 2015, can be found on the OSU CCTS website.