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    How Discover’s Committee Manager Module Simplifies Research Reviewer Assignments

    Posted by SmartSimple Software on Nov 11, 2020 3:55:09 PM

    Since the advent of COVID-19, the research grant community has begun to depend more on collaborative, cloud-based technology than ever before. Reviewers from around the world were already assessing work virtually, but now research grantmaking organizations need better remote collaboration even among their staff in the same city. They increasingly find that the old way of tracking everything in various spreadsheets is not working, and there is emerging a dire need for simple yet configurable software to manage the research grant review process from end to end. 

    Topics: Research Grants Management, Module, Discover, Reviews, Committee Management

    How the Ontario Centres of Excellence Advanced Their Grants Management System To Limitless Heights

    Posted by Stirling Myles on Aug 19, 2019 9:46:00 AM
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    Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) was challenged not only with the high volume of incoming grant applications but effectively managing the diverse needs and requirements associated with each application. Their data was scattered across different software and platforms, which caused delays in their administrative and application review processes. SmartSimple delivered them a cohesive system that integrated all functionality they needed into one, centralized platform to simplify their workflows. This enabled OCE to efficiently manage their processes on a large scale.

    Topics: Grantmaking, Research Grants Management, Discover, Application Management, Client Success, Program Management

    How S.N.A.P. is Changing the Landscape of Children’s Mental Health

    Posted by Stirling Myles on Jul 16, 2019 10:48:48 AM

    Stop Now And Plan’s (SNAP®) spreadsheet-based administrative process needed a software solution to accommodate its Canada-wide expansion of mental health services. Not only did SNAP need a way to consolidate and track all stages of their implementation and service delivery around the world, they also needed to maintain fidelity and create a support system for their affiliate offices across the country and beyond. SmartSimple delivered a cloud-based centralized system that enabled SNAP to collect and report data across all of their locations to best serve families and support internal and external stakeholders during all stages of program implementation.

    Topics: Research Grants Management, Discover, Client Success, Research Institutions

    How Genome Alberta Enhanced Their Research Grant Reporting To Maximize Their Funding Impact

    Posted by Stirling Myles on Nov 29, 2018 8:24:36 AM

    Genome Alberta’s grant funding impact reporting was getting lost in incomplete data gathered in different formats including Excel spreadsheets, Word documents, and PDFs. With data from various sources, it took this government-funded research corporation a lot of time to gather information about their impact. SmartSimple delivered an all-in-one fully auditable solution that accommodated their nuanced funding structures while empowering them to create very granular ad-hoc impact reports to provide transparency and gain insight into their funding strategies.

    Topics: Research Grants Management, Discover, Client Success, Research Institutions

    Rising And Connecting At NSPA’s Annual Conference

    Posted by Stirling Myles on Oct 15, 2018 2:32:13 PM

    Earlier this month, we traveled to the high deserts of New Mexico and attended this year’s National Scholarship Providers Association (NSPA) Conference in Albuquerque. It was an amazing two days of connection, collaboration, and inspiration.

    Topics: Conference, Scholarship Management, Discover, Aspire