Georgia electronic administration of Research (GeaR) is an initiative focused on the use of information systems to support the “business of research” at UGA. This portal provides information about databases and applications that assist UGA faculty in their research activities. These include proposal preparation and submission, award management, research and safety compliance, unit membership, equipment management and core facility administration.
The GeaR Initiative operates under the leadership of the GeaR Council, which represents units of the Office of the Vice President for Research. Ex-Officio membership includes representatives of the Office of the Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration (including Accounting, Contracts & Grants and the Environmental Safety Division) and Enterprise Information Technology Services. The Office of Research Information Systems provides operational support to GeaR applications.