Office of Research Administration, 5717 Corbett Hall, University of Maine, Orono, Maine 04469-5717, Phone 581-1484, Fax 581-1446


Welcome to the University of Maine Proposal Approval Routing System (PARS)
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Proposal deadline:  (m/d/yyyy) No deadline   

ATTENTION: Beginning on November 26th, for any new proposals...

• ORA staff will now upload the budget, justification, and abstract into PARS
• The PI must use the new budget template
• The PI will enter the cost share information into the new tab on the ORA budget template instead of into PARS.
• PARS will now read the budget and enter the financial information automatically (including cost sharing)
• The PI will still be responsible for verifying the accuracy of all the proposal information before turning on routing.

  Proposal Submission Policy & Timeline
All PARS account holders are required to complete the UMS Conflict of Interest Training course offered by CITI. Information regarding University policy can be found at: Complete instructions and a link to the course are available at: http:/LoginPARSInstructionsCOI.htm
Prior to routing a proposal to approvers it must be assigned a submission number by ORSP. The number will be assigned when the preparer and their ORSP Grants and Contracts Specialist have finalized the proposal budget.
Please download and use the latest version of the ORA budget spreadsheet.
For more information about submitting proposals and managing awards please visit the ORA website.

Important: For security reasons the semicolon(;) and double dash (--) characters cannot be used in your responses to PARS questions.

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Register to use PARS: click here to register (allow 1-2 business days for processing). If you need immediate access to the system call Robin Crocker (207) 581-1471 or Matt McSpadden (207) 581-1419.
Retrieve Password:  Click here to have PARS email your login information to you.

Webmaster: Matt McSpadden  (207) 581-1419

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