A public forum for requesting features relating to GRDC's ICT Systems. Please ensure you describe the functionality you want added, and the implication if it is not delivered. The better you describe the request (please include screenshots, etc. where possible), the better able we will be to understand and action your request.

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Account lockout process is too aggressive
The process that locks portal accounts is too aggressive - locking the account for a significant time after a small number of attempts. The system should increase the number of allowed failed logon...
Bob Watson
7 comments 10 votes Completed
Change the language concerning a deed of variation to remove the word deed
Change the language concerning a deed of variation to remove the word deed as this creates extra work for processing.
Paul Alexander
7 comments -8 votes None
A print function for the application
A print function for the application. Print the application in its entirety so that I can circulate for review prior to submission.   edit: (minor change, 1 to 2 sentences)
Paul Alexander
7 comments 11 votes Completed
Provide a drop-down list of people in my organisation
When adding Contract Personnel, provide a drop-down list of my organsational contacts so that it reduces the likelihood of double (or incorrect) entry, and speeds up filling in the form.
Bob Watson
5 comments 9 votes Planned
To be informed of the privileges that a team member, applicant and lead investigator each has
To be informed of the privileges that a team member, applicant and lead investigator each has, and be informed of their role in relation to the procurement process to better enable me to administer...
Paul Alexander
5 comments 8 votes Planned
GRDC to hide the application ID as I do not need to see it and it is a source of confusion.
Hide the application ID
Paul Alexander
5 comments -5 votes Completed
Please provide examples of completed Reports
Examples of completed reports (milestone and financial) should be provided in order to demonstrate what an 'acceptable' report looks like, as well as providing clearer guidance to allow people repo...
Bob Watson
4 comments 1 vote None
A Word template should be provided with procurements
In order to facilitate offline filling - a word document should be provided with all appropriate headings and word counts, such that the procurement work can begin without having to logon to the po...
Bob Watson
4 comments 9 votes None
To see more detail at the final page before submission regarding compliance
To see more detail at the final page before submission regarding compliance, I would like to see "I comply with requirements of this procurement", as this would give me, or the submitter ...
Paul Alexander
4 comments 3 votes Completed
To have a role in the GRDC portal titled 'contract administrator' so that I can differentiate from applicant, lead investigator or team member.
To have a role in the GRDC portal titled 'contract administrator' so that I can differentiate from applicant, lead investigator or team member.
Paul Alexander
4 comments 10 votes Completed
To differentiate between a service provider, institution name, contract name, or finance name when applying for procurements through the grains investment portal
To differentiate between a service provider, institution name, contract name, or finance name when applying for procurements through the grains investment portal
Paul Alexander
4 comments -2 votes Not planned
The system to automatically generate an ID number that I can use for identifying the application throughout its lifecycle to enable transparency and consistency for administration
The system to generate an ID number
Paul Alexander
4 comments 2 votes Completed
Search facet 'Author'
As a public user, i would like to be able to search for content written by a specific author. I would like to be able to search specifically by Author. Feature request from: anonymous
Julian Fox
3 comments 7 votes None
Remove or expand character limits
The text boxes appear to have a maximum word/character limit for responses. This is not ideal as we are trying to respond in full to the criteria. Can the length of these open text boxes be increas...
Bob Watson
3 comments 3 votes Not planned
Organisations should have 'Administrators' who get alerts, are able to remove people from organisations, etc.
Organisations should have 'Administrators' who get alerts, are able to remove people from organisations, etc. - this is to facilitate self-management of people leaving organisations, to assist with...
Bob Watson
3 comments 13 votes None
Financial Reporting at a Category, not a line, level
Financial reports will be very cumbersome if reporting is required at a line item level; instead, reporting at a higher level (as per the old Form B) is more appropriate and easier to manage.
Bob Watson
3 comments 5 votes None
To be informed (receive guidance) that contract milestone reports are submitted in a sequential manner, i.e. 102 cannot be submitted before 101
To be informed (receive guidance) that contract milestone reports are submitted in a sequential manner, i.e. 102 cannot be submitted before 101, this will allow me to leave adequate time between re...
Paul Alexander
3 comments -1 votes Completed
To see clearer definition between an application and a contract at the GRDC portal, in order to limit confusion
To see clearer definition between an application and a contract at the GRDC portal, in order to limit confusion for myself, researchers and lead investigators when applying for procurements as the ...
Paul Alexander
3 comments 9 votes Completed
To be able to be able to copy paste written material from a word processor into text fields
To be able to be able to copy paste written material from a word processor into text fields for application submission, milestone reports and variation requests using a RTF (rich text format) to ma...
Paul Alexander
3 comments 0 votes Completed
To submit information regarding IP later in the contract process, not during the application process as it will not be relevant/may change and require significant expenditure of effort to acquire which is not necessary at this stage.
Provide Intellectual Property related information later in the contract process
Paul Alexander
3 comments 0 votes Completed
To have access to a glossary of terms/lexicon that is a single source of truth for field terminology, roles, privileges, etc. to better enable me to use the system efficiently and minimise avoidable problems
A glossary of Terms
Paul Alexander
3 comments 7 votes Planned
To change the term 'contract title' to 'project title' to avoid confusion for the person applying for the procurement.
Change Contract Title to Project Title
Paul Alexander
3 comments -9 votes Completed
Automated reminder to Project Supervisors of upcoming milestones due
Request from a project leader that it would be good to have automated email reminders sent in advance to warn them that there are upcoming milestones due for submission through the portal.  Many ar...
Stephanie Meikle
2 comments 4 votes None
ABN Lookup should be smart about spaces and special characters
Currently, the ABN lookup on the Grains Investment Portal does not work properly when entering an ABN formatted using the common convention of '11 111 111 111' (i.e with spaces). The lookup should ...
Bob Watson
2 comments 11 votes Completed
Add a subcontracting cost category
We have received a request to update the categories available for Cost Items in budgets: "I think a subcontracting category would be best as you can’t put a figure into the subcontracting sect...
Bob Watson
2 comments -8 votes Not planned
Adding milestones that repeat throughout the project
To easier add milestones that repeat throughout the project, for both internal and external people, can a function be added to say this repeats for 2017, 2018 and 2019, on the same day, and have th...
Melinda Wythes
2 comments 9 votes Not planned
The system should alert when pasting into a field has truncated text
When copying and pasting into fields on the application form, the system should make it obvious when text has been truncated because of character limits. This is to avoid applicants unexpectly subm...
Bob Watson
2 comments 6 votes Not planned
Adding Team Members is inconsistent and unintuitive
When adding new contract personnel, you have to go back into the entry to add a role. Also, once you go back into the entry to add a role, the information populated is incorrect such as the date of...
Bob Watson
2 comments 8 votes Planned
Pre-fill Organisation and ABN for Contract Personnel
When adding Contract Personnel, the Organisation and ABN field should be pre-filled with the details of the currently active service provider provided earlier in the application process.
Bob Watson
2 comments 9 votes Completed
The system should allow Organisations to provide key documents
There should be a mechanism to allow organisations to link key documents to an organisation – organisational profile, insurance documentation, how you calculate salary and overheads, organisational...
Bob Watson
2 comments 9 votes None