Electronically manage the stages of your sponsored research project.

About Us

Penn’s Electronic Research Administration system, or PennERA, is the suite of web-based applications that streamline processes and provide more efficient tools for handling pre- and post-award administrative tasks related to the sponsored projects of Penn’s academic research community. PennERA is a full life-cycle system for research project development, support, and management.

You can access available modules after logging in to PennERA using your PennKey and password. See Access and Forms for more information.

PennERA Modules

Proposal Development — Used for preparing, reviewing, approving, and submitting proposals

Proposal Tracking — Used for collecting, tracking, and reporting on application and award information for proposals

Human Subjects Management and/or Lab Animals Management — Used by central office staff to manage protocols 

SPIN (SPIN, SMARTS) — Used to find the most current information on available funding opportunities

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