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Florida Atlantic’s Online Proposal Submission System is NOW LIVE!

On behalf of the Office of Sponsored Programs, we are excited to share that the Novelution Research Management System launched University-wide
on July 1, 2020


What is Novelution?

Novelution is Florida Atlantic’s new Research Management System which provides an intuitive, web-based platform for electronic research administration.

Novelution’s integrated modules are specifically designed and tailored to ensure faculty, staff and research administrator’s needs are met, while eliminating inefficiencies and burdens. As a centralized research management system, many of the past administrative and compliance functions will be housed and managed in one location.

Florida Atlantic’s Sponsored Research module is the first to be released by Novelution. Early adopters from various colleges are testing the system and providing valuable feedback for a successful launch. Plans to rollout additional compliance modules include, Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI), Institutional Review Board (IRB), Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and Animal Care. The FCOI module is already underway.

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Key Benefits and Features of Novelution

  • A centralized research management system with integrated pre and post-award modules
  • Access to a web-based system anywhere with an internet connection
  • User-experience design features for computers, tablets and cell phones
  • Secured login with Florida Atlantic’s single sign-on credentials to eliminate additional username and password
  • Integrated with Workday which pulls personnel data directly, including names, titles, departments and appointment information
  • Connection to federal funding opportunity announcements from, application details and requirements within the proposal application
  • Automated system generated notifications and task reminders to ensure pending responsibilities are met
  • Live status updates throughout the routing and approval process
  • Tools such as system proposal validation and graphical user interface offering further instructions
  • Comprehensive search tools and filters for application records and information using smart forms
  • Customized ad hoc reporting that is data driven utilizing various combinations of data filters

Additional Benefits

  • Budget development tools to create detailed split budgets and/or alternative budget scenarios
  • The ability to save proposal application as one document such as a PDF
  • Proposal applications are transparent for all parties involved based on roles and access
  • Simultaneous review and approval for all individuals in the approval queue
  • Future integration of additional modules, including Financial Conflicts of Interest (FCOI), Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) protocol application and management


Early Adopter Training for Research Administrators
Includes: College of Engineering, College of Nursing, Jupiter Life Sciences, HBOI, I-BRAIN, I-HEALTH, and I-SENSE
Early Adopter Training for Faculty, Researchers and Approvers
Training for remainder of department and colleges Research Administrators, Faculty, Researchers and Approvers
University-wide Launch
In Progress
Launch FCOI Module
Launch IRB Module
Launch IACUC Module
Launch Animal Care Module

For questions regarding the Novelution System, please email the Office of Sponsored Programs at