The Research Foundation (RF) is rolling out its new and improved portal-based Web site on June 26, 2006. The principal investigator (PI) portal is one of five audience-based portals that allow the new RF Web site to provide personalized content based on the user’s needs.
You will need a user name and password to access the PI portal, which you can request through the new RF website at www.rfsuny.org as of June 26. The user name and password you currently use to access the PIAI are separate from your new portal user name and password and will not change after the portal rolls out. To make it easier to remember, you can make both passwords the same (at least eight characters with one numeric character.
The features and benefits of the PI portal include:
PIAI access from anywhere – Currently, you can only get details on your projects and awards in the Principal Investigator Award Interface (PIAI) from your SUNY network connection. With the new site, once you log in to the RF portal from anywhere there is Internet access, you can log in to PIAI using the same user name and password you currently use for PIAI and access your information.
Information written for principal investigators – Information is provided specifically for principal investigators. Rather than detailed policies and procedures, you will find high-level definitions and policies associated with managing your awards.
Website access from anywhere – Information on the internal website and EPSS, where RF policies and procedures documentation is contained, is currently only accessible through a SUNY network connection. Now when you’re working off campus, you’ll have the capability of accessing this information from anywhere simply by logging in with your user name and password.
Funding Opportunities – Links to sources that provide electronic notification of funding opportunities to you in your field of research. Simply access any of the sources from the PI portal home page and sign up to receive email alerts about possible opportunities for funding your next research project.
RF News – Scan headlines quickly for the news you really need and click for more detail, without having to scroll through several articles that contain information that doesn’t interest you.
Improved search functionality – The search tool, accessible from any page at the top of the site, provides refined and usable results because each piece of content on the site is identified with keywords that you enter into the search tool to locate the information you need.
Feedback – The feedback area on the home page provides you with an easy way to submit your comments about the website. Is there information you don’t see, but need to access on the site? Do you have comments or questions about the website? Simply submit your feedback and the Web team will work with you to provide what you need on the RF website.