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Linked to this page are tools related to the review and approval of sponsored project proposals, and to information about Stanford Electronic Research Administration (SeRA).

Information and Resources

The Stanford Electronic Research Administration System (SeRA) will be an enterprise-wide system to support research administration at Stanford. The SeRA modules will support various stages of the sponsored project lifecycle and will be the institutional system of record for sponsored projects. SeRA will be a system of inter-connected modules, pulling data from existing sources or prior modules to eliminate points of duplicate entry wherever possible.


The first SeRA module launched is the Proposal Development & Routing Form (PDRF), which replaces the former paper SU-42 form.

Stanford Policies

The following documents are taken from Stanford's Research Policy Handbook

Stanford Offices

Proposal Routing Forms


All schools are now using the Proposal Development and Routing Form (PDRF), part of Stanford's new Electronic Research Administration (SeRA) initiative.

The only proposals that will NOT use the PDRF are those for Fellowships. For Fellowship applications, use the form provided by the School of Medicine at

Related Forms

If you have any questions regarding this site or instructions please use the feedback link at the top of the page. Questions about proposal processing may be directed to OSR, to your School Dean's office, or to the office of the Dean of Research.

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