On Tuesday, May 24th the myResearch Portal unveiled a re-modeled search engine, along with other improvements to the portal experience. The new search page was built based on valuable feedback from users, and features a streamlined design centered around the idea that ONE project should return ONE result. This release also refines project permissions for more consistent search results across departments and better sponsored research data security.
Keep reading for more information on what to expect in this release.
As a project progresses through the lifecycle, individual proposal and award elements are linked together to form a single project with the most up-to-date award information front and center. The portal no longer displays each element separately, avoiding the appearance of duplicate records at a glance.
Streamlined search entry options give you more control. Use Quick Search when you know exactly what project(s) you're after, Advanced to search using multiple criteria or with less commonly used search fields (like the new 'Opportunity ID' field) and Subawards if you prefer to find your subawards without locating the prime award first.
Search results are no longer displayed in a standard table format—instead, they populate to an easy-to-read project card that more cleanly displays foundational project information. Interact by expanding the card with the three dots in the right-hand corner to display more info, like additional project personnel, central office contacts, dates and dollars, links to related records and “action” icons.
Quickly add or remove filters to refine your search. New filters let you quickly display the projects that matter to you most.
Status filters have been revamped to reflect the single project concept, instead of maintaining separate filters for proposals, agreements, and subawards. The new “Funding” filter means you can remove no-dollar agreements from your search if you choose. The “Lead Unit” filter carries over from the previous version and allows you to view only projects where your unit is managing or view all projects you have permission to view.
The permissions structure has been refined to ensure better consistency when displaying results, while tightening security around potentially sensitive elements like proposal attachments. If an investigator has a Banner appointment in a unit you’ve been given permissions to view, their records should display in the search results. However, if your unit is not leading the project, your access will be limited to the basic project details.
An overview of the changes in the most recent myResearch Portal upgrade.
Job aid explaining the new search structure and fields in detail. Includes instructions for using each search field, filter definitions, and a map of the new results display.
The START myResearch Help website contains comprehensive job aids and training resources for the myResearch Portal as well as other START myResearch systems.