Office of Research Information Systems

If you need assistance please email our Help Desk: ORISHelp@psu.edu

The Office of Research Information Systems supports the University's Research Mission by providing direct support to the Office of the Vice President for Research in the five buildings across the University Park campus. We maintain security and network infrastructure at all of these locations. We also provide direct support to more than 180 staff members by designing, developing and maintaining web-based software systems in the Office of the Vice President for Research.

The three systems with the broadest use are:

  • The Strategic Information Management System Reports (SIMS reports ) is used by research executives and administrators at all Penn State locations. SIMS is used to track, manage, and report on proposals and awards.
  • The Strategic Information Management System Budgets (SIMS budgets is used to develop budgets for research grants and contracts and for electronic submission of proposals to the federal government (grants.gov).
  • The Protocol Review and Approval Management System (PRAMS) is used by faculty members who submit protocols on-line and research protection staff at both University Park and the College of Medicine.
     

ORIS: Supported Systems