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Piestar Periodical – October

The Piestar Periodical is a blog about updates, changes, and improvements to the Piestar systems. We gladly welcome requests, suggestions, comments, and feedback. Several improvements to Piestar RFx Unique application/proposal numbers appear on the list of submissions, and not just on the downloaded spreadsheet of reviews. The name of the Principal Investigator, the name of … Continued

Piestar Periodical – August

The Piestar Periodical is a blog about updates, changes, and improvements to the Piestar systems. We gladly welcome requests, suggestions, comments, and feedback. New Piestar Names Piestar systems have evolved. The original name of the online database was PIE, meaning Project Impact and Evaluation. The online database became a reporting hub for large research programs, … Continued

Piestar Periodical – May

The Piestar Periodical is a monthly blog about updates, changes, and improvements to the Piestar systems. We gladly welcome requests, suggestions, comments, and feedback. Email Templates This video demonstrates how to create, save, and reuse email templates in the Piestar system. Header and Footer Areas Last month, we changed the top header to a white … Continued

Piestar Periodical – April

The Piestar Periodical is a monthly blog about updates, changes, and improvements to the Piestar systems. We gladly welcome requests, suggestions, comments, and feedback. Enter Target Indicator Data This video demonstrates how to enter target indicator data into the Piestar system. Google Translate Since so many users of the Piestar system speak several different languages, … Continued

Piestar Periodical – March

This is my attempt to inform our clients, and others who are interested, about updates, changes, and improvements to the Piestar system. We asked our current clients what they would like to know and when they would like to know it. The majority answered, stating they would like to know about updates, changes, and improvements … Continued

Managing Research Programs the Right Way

In 2016, funding agencies invested over $135 billion in global development projects. The issue is that many, maybe most funding agencies, are unable to accurately account for results and most research program team members (especially those in the fields) don’t have the tools they need to track data, record results, and appropriately report. We, at … Continued

Piestar – RFP request for proposals

Over the past few months our team has been working diligently on a new research proposal submission process we’re calling Piestar RFP. This is an addition (add-on) to the Piestar system, and can be used to: 1. Publish a Request For Proposals (RFP) or a Request for Applications (RFA), 2. Collect electronic proposal submissions, 3. … Continued

Piestar vs ERcore

Piestar and ERcore are both reporting systems used by multiple NSF EPSCoR jurisdictions to collect Appendix A-E data. What’s the difference between them?