In partnership with IET and the Office of Administration, the Office of Research recently announced a project to identify and implement an Electronic Research Administration (ERA) system. The system will provide researchers and campus departments with an online ?cradle to grave? research proposal mechanism. To assist with this effort, IET is providing project management support and developing a set of infrastructural and functional criteria that will be used to evaluate major ERA systems currently on the market. The option of building a local version of an ERA software program is also under consideration. The proposal was presented to the Academic Computing Coordinating Council at the September meeting.