Accessing financial and salary information in Research Portal

Security rules for faculty and staff accessing sponsored and non-sponsored projects in the Research Portal. If a project is not showing up or user can't see salary data, what security forms to submit to get access.

Faculty member can't see a non-sponsored project

  1. Run the GE007 - User Security Profile report in Cognos for the faculty member
  2. In the Data Security Access (RLS) - Project section, check to see if the project is listed
  3. If the project is not listed in the Project section, check to see if the department is listed in the Data Security Access (RLS) - Department Nodes section
  4. If the project or department is listed, contact the departmental financial administrator to ensure that the faculty member is correctly assigned as the manager of this project in NU Financials
  5. If the project and department are not listed in the GE007 report, follow these steps to request security access:
  6. Fill out FFRA Express Security Form (https://www.it.northwestern.edu/bin/docs/admin-systems/security/FFRAExpressSecurityForm.pdf)
  7. Go to page 2 and find the Row Level Security section
  8. List the specific non-sponsored project ID numbers
  9. Get approvals and submit form to foitsecurity@northwestern.edu

User expects to see all sponsored projects, but can only see a few projects

  1. Users who are Key Personnel on an active sponsored project or a pending proposal are categorized as Investigators in Research Portal and can only see their own projects
  2. Users who have a faculty appointment and are the chartstring manager for a non-sponsored project are categorized as Investigators in Research Portal and can only see their own projects
  3. There is no manual work-around to change a person's role from Investigator (limited access) to Staff (wider access); the role is automatically assigned by the application

Faculty member cannot see salary information for a sponsored project

  1. Faculty members can only see salary information for sponsored projects for which they are the main Principal Investigator
  2. Co-Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator role does not grant salary access
  3. Primary project Principal Investigators can see salary information for subprojects
  4. Update data in InfoEd if Principal Investigator designation is incorrect for the project

Faculty member cannot see salary information for a non-sponsored project

  1. Check to see whether or not the faculty member can see financial information (non-salary data) for the non-sponsored project in Research Portal
  2. If they can't see the data, follow steps for "Faculty member can't see a non-sponsored project" above
  3. Run the GE007 - User Security Profile report in Cognos for the faculty member
  4. In the PeopleSoft Roles section, check to see if CAFE_HRIS_SALARY role is listed
  5. If the role is not there, follow these steps to request security access:
  6. Fill out FFRA Express Security Form (https://www.it.northwestern.edu/bin/docs/admin-systems/security/FFRAExpressSecurityForm.pdf)
  7. On page 1 of the form, check the Security Access checkbox
  8. Get approvals and submit form to foitsecurity@northwestern.edu
  9. In the submission email, write "This is a Salary Access request for a faculty member so he/she can view non-sponsored project salary data in the Research Portal."
  10. Faculty members do not need to complete HR training in order to get Salary Access

Staff member can run Cognos reports but cannot log into Research Portal

  1. Temporary employees, including student employees, do not have access to the Research Portal
  2. Employees of Northwestern Memorial Hospital who don't have joint appointments at Northwestern University do not have access to the Research Portal

Staff member cannot see salary information for a sponsored project

  1. Fill out FFRA Express Security Form (https://www.it.northwestern.edu/bin/docs/admin-systems/security/FFRAExpressSecurityForm.pdf)
  2. On page 1, go to the Additional FFRA Systems Access section
  3. If employee should have access to create proposals in InfoEd, check Dept Admin
  4. If employee should not have access to create proposals in InfoEd, write the following into Special Instructions: "Add to Research Portal Access InfoEd group. Person should be able to see sponsored project salary data in Research Portal."
  5. Get approvals and submit form to foitsecurity@northwestern.edu

Staff member cannot see salary information for a non-sponsored project

  1. Run the GE007 - User Security Profile report in Cognos for the staff member
  2. In the PeopleSoft Roles section, check to see if CAFE_HRIS_SALARY role is listed
  3. If the role is not there, follow these steps to request security access:
  4. Fill out FFRA Express Security Form (https://www.it.northwestern.edu/bin/docs/admin-systems/security/FFRAExpressSecurityForm.pdf)
  5. On page 1 of the form, check the Security Access checkbox
  6. On the GE007 - User Security Profile report, in the Data Security Access (RLS) - Department Nodes section, check to see if the department is listed
  7. If the department is not listed, check the Data Security Access (RLS) - Project section to see if the project is listed
  8. If the staff member has neither departmental nor project security to the project, add the appropriate security request to page 2 of the FFRA Express Security Form
  9. Get approvals and submit the security form to foitsecurity@northwestern.edu
  10. Staff members generally have to complete HR training in order to get Salary Access

For additional assistance please contact the IT Support Center at 847-491-4357 (1-HELP) option 2, or consultant@northwestern.edu.




Keywords:sponsored, non-sponsored, investigator, salary, payroll, security, access, RP, researcher portal   Doc ID:85056
Owner:TSS Tier 2 .Group:Northwestern
Created:2018-08-20 15:43 CDTUpdated:2021-07-27 11:24 CDT
Sites:Northwestern
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