ESTR System Status

ESTR Upgrade December 5

November 8, 2019

The ESTR support team announces its December release. This configuration release brings exciting improvements to Harvard’s increasingly integrated research administration systems.

ESTR will be unavailable on Thursday, December 5 from 6:00-11:00 pm ET to allow for system updates.

View the detailed release notes to learn about key expected changes. 

As part of the December release, a new Data Safety and Security application will be made available in our system and it will be possible to establish and display relationships between studies and submissions in ESTR-IRB, Agreements-DUA, and the Data Safety systems. This new option to relate projects in all three systems will allow researchers and administrators to quickly access related projects in other systems. Although proposed revisions to the Harvard Research Data Security Policy are still under review, the Safety system will have its soft launch in December to support the security review process. Future enhancements will support even greater improvements to the process.

Additional release highlights include:

  • Updates to Data Security Level options to accommodate the Research Data Security Policy-based process revisions;
  • Updates to notifications for both the reliance anniversary reminder and reliance expiration reminder;
  • The addition of HRP-108-SOP-HLC QIP Referral to the IRB Library; and
  • New reports to show studes involving GDPR and external IRB studies that have lapsed or been active more than three years.

Contact the ESTR Help Desk with any questions or concerns.