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Over the last 10 years, the Enterprise Application Services Branch (EASB) has been migrating the Agency's Administrative and Financial Systems to the Oracle platform joining the Agricultural Research Information (ARIS). ARIS has broadened to include both research and administrative programs. ARIS now represents all of the ARS Systems designed and delivered through Oracle software developed by the Enterprise Application Services Branch, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

The Agricultural Research Information System (ARIS) is the primary Management Information System for the Agricultural Research Service (ARS). The ARIS captures research documentation and manages critical assets while providing accountability of ARS project research and ARS resource management. The ARIS is an in-house created custom information system developed using Oracle for the database and SQL, PL/SQL, Oracle Forms and Reports for the application development tools.

The chart shown below provides a contact list for specific issues related to ARIS Applications.

Who to Contact

 

Issue

HQ Users

Field Users

Installation

OCIO Help Desk

Local IT Specialist

Connectivity

OCIO Help Desk

Local IT Specialist

New User Account

ARIS@ars.usda.gov

Application specific Functional Sponsor

Invalid UserID or Password

https://www.eauth.usda.gov/ or

ARIS@ars.usda.gov

https://www.eauth.usda.gov/ or Area Program Analyst or ARIS@ars.usda.gov

Error encountered in data entry, retrieval or reports/prints

Application specific Functional Sponsor

Application specific Functional Sponsor

Suggested system changes

Application specific Functional Sponsor

Application specific Functional Sponsor

 

Application Specific Functional Sponsors

Application

HQ Users

Field Users

Research Doc, Post Doc, FTIS

Jill Stetka / Kendra Jenkins

Area Program Analyst (if unavailable, contact Jill Stetka / Kendra Jenkins)

Correspondence

Frozen Budget

BAS

 

Tara Dillion

Erica Martin

N/A

N/A

Ericka Martin

License and Invention, Tech Transfer

N/A

Area Program Analyst or Area Tech Transfer Coordinators

AIMS

ARS-AIMSHELP@ars.usda.gov

ARS-AIMSHELP@ars.usda.gov

ATS

Ashlea Lebo

N/A

CATS II

Kim Parks

Area Budget Fiscal Officer or Administrative Officer

ARMPS, SAMS

Kim Parks

SBFO

HRIS

PAD

TED

Donna White

Ivy Williams

Liz Parker/Mari Gomez

Donna White

Ivy Williams

Liz Parker/Mari Gomez

e-Forms

Brenda Clark

Brenda Clark

 

When sending e-mails, please follow this guide: 

       SUBJECT - system name and brief problem description

       MESSAGE - detailed description of the problem, including the name of the screen, along with your contact information (requestor's name, ARIS UserID, e-mail address, and phone number)

       ATTACH - screen shot of the error, if appropriate, to the e-mail in WORD format

Glossary - Please see commonly used abbreviations on the ARIS Web Page - Click Here the attached link for a more extended list:

AIMS - Agreements Information Management Planning System

ARIS - Agricultural Research Information System

ARMPS - Annual Resource Management Planning System

ATS - Acquisition Tracking System

CATS - CRIS Allocation Tracking System

CRIS - Current Research Information System

EASB - Enterprise Applications Services Branch

FDMIS - Facilities Division Management Information System

FTIS - Foreign Travel Information System

HRD - Human Resources Division

HRIS - Human Resources Information System

PAD - Performance Accountability Database

OCIO - Office of the Chief Information Officer

SAMS - –Salary Allocation Management System

SBFO - Service Center Budget and Fiscal Officer

TED - Telework Eligibility Database