Project RAISE

The Research portfolio, in conjunction with the Office of the Chief Information Officer, has initiated project RAISE (Research Administration Improvement & Systems Enhancement) to develop more effective and efficient business processes and on-line tools associated with research administration. As a result, we hope that the responsible management of research funds will be easier for everyone involved at U of T.

Project Charter has been created which describes the objectives and lists the initial sub-projects of RAISE. These include enabling the electronic submission and approval of the RIS Application Attachment form (the “Blue Form”), creating automated email notices to researchers regarding Ethics Protocol approval or upcoming expiry date, and automating processes related to closing out a research account after the end of the funding period.

As we develop the specifications for these and other RAISE initiatives, we will reach out to administrative staff and faculty members from across the university. The RAISE project team is committed to improving research administration for both faculty members and research administrators so we will be seeking your invaluable input and insight. Should you have questions, comments or suggestions regarding project RAISE, or if you would like to participate, please contact us at:

We look forward to working with you!

Help and Support

Please see the Project RAISE – Help and Support page for the My Research Applications (MRA) system user guide, training schedule, and login screen. System availability and helpdesk contact details are also displayed.


E-Mail the RAISE helpdesk at

Phone: (416) 946-5000

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