WISPER - Electronic Routing Form for Applications and Agreements

Page Updated: June 22nd, 2018

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Desk References and Webcasts

Topic Desk Reference Updated
My WISPER DOC PDF August 12th, 2008
For PI's - Creating and Routing a Record DOC PDF August 13th, 2008
For PI-s - Signing a Record DOC PDF August 13th, 2008
Creating a Record DOC PDF August 13th, 2008
Routing a Record DOC PDF August 12th, 2008
Approval Request DOC PDF November 24th, 2008
Approval Response DOC PDF November 24th, 2008
Revised Budget Submission DOC PDF November 24th, 2008
Industry Clinical Trial Review Process DOC PDF October 24th, 2013
Track a Record DOC PDF August 12th, 2008
Copy a Record DOC PDF August 12th, 2008
User Preferences - Delegates & Emails DOC PDF August 3rd, 2018
Completing the Project Details DOC PDF November 12th, 2009
Requesting an Advance Account DOC PDF August 14th, 2018
For Divisions: Division Actions DOC PDF August 13th, 2018
For Divisions: Managing an Email Distribution DOC PDF June 21st, 2011
Entering Protocols for NIH Training Grants HTML

WISPER Learning Opportunities

  • RED: Introduction to WISPER
    • After participating in this course, attendees will be able to:
      • Create and route a WISPER record
      • Understand what types of documents come over to RSP on a WISPER record
      • Distinguish the difference between routing and approvals in WISPER
      • Use the system navigation and helpful tools in WISPER
  • RED: The Award Setup Process
    • After participating in this course, participants will be able to:
      • Identify important information within an award document and budget
      • Illustrate difficulties and delays research administrators commonly experience during award setup
      • Describe UW Madison policies that influence award setup
      • Complete a Projects Tab in WISPER
      • Locate award setup related resources on the web