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5 Reasons to Invest in eRA Now

Competition for research dollars continues to grow; while budget allocations remain the same. Small-to-mid-sized organizations, for the first time in history, have the capability to compete on a level playing field.  If you’re on the fence on how to take your sponsored programs to the next level, here are 5 reasons to invest in how […]

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4 Reasons eRA Software Implementations Fail

You don’t kick off a software implementation with failure in mind, but over 50% of software implementations fail.  Implementations can fail for a variety of reasons, most of which have little to do with the software.  Implementing a new eRA system is among one of the most expensive and time consuming tasks a research administrator can […]

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5 Reasons You Might Need an eRA Solution

Are you ready for an electric research administration (era) system? Is it taking longer and longer for you to manage your research operations and keep up with new sponsor requirements? Are you having trouble keeping up with the volume of work and are faculty relations are fading as a result? Is your team tired of […]

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Sad news from the May 2016 FDP meeting

I’ve been attending the FDP meetings for years now. I’ve found it to be an excellent source of information about what’s going on in the field of research administration. There’s a small group of other vendors who’ve also been long standing participants and we all share a common trait… we don’t do SALES at this […]

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Faculty Burden

Faculty burden is always a hot topic in Research Administration.  The Federal Demonstration Partnership has done surveys on the issue (most recently in 2012) and they’ve posted their results here for the most recent report and a full list of reports is available here.   I was present when they provided their initial report a little over […]

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Salt Lake Community College Selects FastTrak™ from Moderas

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 […]

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Proposal Deadline Strategies

We’ve attached a document that provides input from a number of universities on their proposal deadline strategies for your review. Special thanks to David Hollingsworth from Texas A&M for compiling this information and to those who were willing to share their stories. Click here to view the document. If you’d like to add your approach […]

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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 […]

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Kuali Foundation Creates a New Commercial Entity

Originally Posted: 09/25/14 Since the Kuali Foundation announced its strategy of creating a for profit commercial entity there’s been a lot of talk about their transition.  I think it’s important to understand some of the history to really take this in.  Kuali was never truly open source, it is what’s referred to as community source and […]

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The Kuali.com transition…

Originally Posted: 10/06/14 How does Kuali.com affect us? It’s been a little over a month since the Kuali Foundation announced its strategy of creating a for profit commercial entity (KualiCo) and there’s been a lot of talk about the transition. We, like many of you, bought into the notion what’s good for the goose is […]

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