DSS and SeRA Data

As you may already know, the Stanford Electronic Research Administration System (SeRA) is replacing the legacy SPIDERS system.  SeRA was rolled out to OSR and some units on Feb 14, and the School of Medicine on May 23. The transition to this new system has some temporary effects on the sponsored projects data available in DSS.

DSS currently updates sponsored projects (SPO) data from SPIDERS monthly, and our last update was March 6.   DSS plans to do future updates of sponsored projects data from the EDW (Enterprise Data Warehouse, the same source as ReportMart3 financial and research reports) rather than directly from SeRA, as is consistent with our overall plan for data architecture.  Sourcing from the EDW will ensure that DSS reconciles to RM3 reports.

This means that the SPO Data Universe in Business Objects will only have data as of March 6, 2011.  If you run reports on Awards and Proposals from this universe please keep in mind what data is available.

We expect to have the DSS SPO universe back with current data at the end of this summer.  We will keep you informed as we get more information regarding when data will be available for us.

Thank you for your patience and understanding in this matter.  Please feel free to contact Kathy Mahler or Lillian Lee at dss-support@lists.stanford.edu if you have any questions or concerns regarding sponsored projects data.

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