Purdue Excellence in Research Administration (PERA)

Purdue Excellence in Research Administration (PERA) is a next-generation system that automates many processes required to apply for research grants, manage research funding, and apply to regulatory committees such as those responsible for the oversight of research with human subjects, vertebrate animals, biohazards, and compliance practices.

PERA will take us to the next level of sophistication and efficiency in research administration by streamlining and integrating how we operate. PERA will also save researchers time on administrative matters, allowing them to focus more attention on their work.

Mung Chiang

Purdue University President

Benefits of PERA

These are just a few of the improvements to expect:

  • Provides unified platform for managing and monitoring research projects
  • Enhances transparency for the Purdue research community
  • Automates research administration business processes
  • Provides dashboard with centralized and consolidated information
  • Automates workflow, routing, approvals and communication

PERA modules

PERA will consist of multiple modules. The first four modules to go live in September 2024 will address the following areas:

  • Grants (pre/post award)
  • Agreements
  • Financial Forecasting
  • Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

The PERA project will continue through October 2025 with the addition of the following modules:

  • Export Control
  • Safety Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)
  • Conflict of Interest
  • Conflict of Commitment
  • Institutional Review Board

News & Updates


Submit questions about PERA to peracomms@purdue.edu.