Today's federally funded research programs are innovative and fast-paced. But the software they're using isn't.
A few months ago, we met with the EHS director at a university research program (let's call him Greg).
As we talked with Greg about how hard it was to keep up with the pace of research and how much time EHS staff and researchers were spending on administrative tasks, it became clear that his university had outgrown its current software system.
Then Greg brought up a problem that almost all universities and research institutes experience, and one that's also easily solvable:
"We just don't have the funding we need for new software," he said. "How can we get senior management to give us more resources?"
Our advice: The resources are already there, you just need to know how to unlock them.
Topics: Unlock More EHS Resources
It's a common scenario: a software project overruns the budget, drags on forever, or gets canceled before it ever gets completed.
Over half of major software projects fail to deliver on their promises, according to a report by the Standish Group.
In nearly every case, the reasons for failure are avoidable. How do we know? 98% of BioRAFT implementations are successful.
Below, we'll show you the main reasons EHS software implementations fail, and how to set yourself up for success:
Running a safe and efficient research program requires getting really good at how you use your resources and how you spend your time.
One of the best ways to do that, as many organizations, universities, and research institutes have found, is by using software to digitize and centralize their EHS data.
They're able to complete tasks faster, identify gaps in their safety programs, and enable researchers to focus on their research — because they have a single source of truth for their researchers and EHS management.
Not convinced yet? Let's look at 10 reasons to digitize and centralize your laboratory EHS data, according to industry research and our customers.
Topics: Digitize EHS