The Johns Hopkins University Deploys Huron Consulting Group's Click Portal Software to Manage All Research Agreements

CHICAGO, Feb 29, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ: HURN), a leading provider of business consulting services, today announced that The Johns Hopkins University (JHU) has implemented a new research agreement tracking system employing the Company's collaborative Click(TM) Portal software.

Known as My Research Agreement Place (MyRAP) at JHU, the new solution was co-developed by teams from JHU and Huron to track all funded commercial contracts, incoming sub awards, grant agreements, and non-funded research agreements. The system provides principal investigators (PIs) and research administration staff with automatic agreement status updates. It also imports required data from other business systems, eliminating redundant entries and creating an easy-to-use online research agreements service center in which both PIs and administrators collaborate.

"With five separate Sponsored Projects Offices, each with slightly different procedures, it became ever more challenging to track the status of our research agreements," said Mike Amey, associate dean for research administration, The Johns Hopkins University. "We had a vision of a system that could serve as a web-based work process tool kit for tracking, negotiating and archiving agreements for each of the five research administration offices. Huron's Click Portal is an ideal platform for tracking these agreements across our research enterprise."

"MyRAP illustrates Click Portal's flexibility in meeting specialized research administration needs," said Nick Stier, managing director, Huron Education. "We were pleased to work with The Johns Hopkins University to develop a pioneering solution to address complex collaboration requirements."

JHU and many other leading research institutions use Huron's Click Portal platform to automate a wide range of administrative and compliance processes, including those associated with Institutional Review Board (IRB), Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), and conflict of interest (COI), biohazards and stem cells.

About Click, a Huron Solution

Huron's Click(TM) Portal software has been developed to meet the needs of leading academic medical centers and research institutions throughout North America. Click solutions are deployed by consulting experts from Huron Education working in conjunction with local client teams. Configurable applications for grants administration, research compliance, and clinical trials efficiently manage the business of research by combining information technology with industry best practices. Huron Education's professionals have worked with more than 90 of the top 100 research universities in the U.S. More information can be found at www.clickcommerce.com or follow us on Twitter: @Huron.

About Huron Consulting Group

Huron Consulting Group helps clients in diverse industries improve performance, comply with complex regulations, reduce costs, recover from distress, leverage technology and stimulate growth. The Company teams with its clients to deliver sustainable and measurable results. Huron provides services to a wide variety of both financially sound and distressed organizations, including healthcare organizations, Fortune 500 companies, leading academic institutions, medium-sized businesses and the law firms that represent these various organizations. Learn more at www.huronconsultinggroup.com.

SOURCE: Huron Consulting Group

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Jennifer Frost Hennagir
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