OpenWater Tool for Funding Opportunities
SRC is partnering with OpenWater, an industry leader in Abstract Management Software, to bring you modern software that will streamline the process for submissions and ratings. We're especially excited for some of the new collaboration tools that will be available to the review committees.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why are you using OpenWater?
We switched to OpenWater because we needed to modernize our tech stack. At the same time, we wanted to support an online rating process for our member community. We also wanted to offer better tools for collaborating than we had offered in the past.
Do I use my SRC website account?
No. In order to submit a paper or review a solicitation, you do not need an SRC website account. However, if you are selected as a contract performer you will need to create an SRC website account.
Do I need to create an account at OpenWater?
Yes. In order to submit a paper or review a solicitation, you will need to sign up for an OpenWater account. Raters and collaborators will be invited to sign up. Researchers can sign up at their convenience.
Am I a Rater or Rater Team Manager?
The voting Advisory Board member is assigned as a rater team manager. Colleagues and subject matter experts who are invited to collaborate on the rating process are raters.
Where do I go to rate?
The SRC OpenWater portal can be found here: https://src.secure-platform.com/
What can I download, and where?
You can download each submission individually, a monolithic PDF of all the submissions, or a Master Report spreadsheet including links to all the submissions. These downloads are available from within the list of submissions, or within the submission itself.
Can I track a proposal back to the white paper?
Yes. The application code for the submission will persist from the white paper stage to the proposal stage.
I don't see any solicitations when I'm logged in
This may be because you have not been assigned as a rater to the solicitation. Please contact the proposal administrator or email firstname.lastname@example.org for help.
Where do I go to submit?
If a call is open, you will find a green "Submit" button on the call page. This button will take you to the correct landing page using OpenWater. You can also access our OpenWater home page here.
Should I update my email ALLOW list?
Some automated emails are sent as a result of taking actions, such as submitting a paper. Email will come from email@example.com. Please do not reply to this email address as it is unmonitored.