15 June 2023

Sapphire planned maintenance

The Sapphire module which supports application and grants management is receiving a necessary software platform upgrade and improved Acquittals functionality. Expected deployment date is Saturday 24 June 2023

This will be a necessary outage that is outside of the regular maintenance windows. NHMRC apologises for any inconvenience caused.

Further communication to confirm deployment date and outage window will be sent out prior to deployment.

New features in upcoming release

Sapphire module: updated interface, ability to configure tables, bulk approvals and in-system tour.

Acquittals functionality: updated validation and error reporting on upload, greater visibility of submitted financial reports, interface improvements.

Variations
In preparation for the deployment, NHMRC suggests that CIAs and RAOs hold off on the creation and submission of variations from 19 June 2023 until after the upgrade. Variations already submitted to NHMRC will continue to be processed.

Pay Run
MRFF planned pay run is on 22 June 2023, with an additional pay run on the 26 June 2023 if required.

If you require assistance following the release, please contact the Research Help Centre via email help@nhmrc.gov.au.

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