How To

Find and use Stanford online systems.

Links to the Stanford Online Systems can be found in the footer of every page of the this Website. Click "Show All" to expand the footer and view the list. Click "Stanford Online Systems" to view an explanation of each system.


Axess is where members of the Stanford community review and update information in their electronic records. Using Axess, students perform functions such as: add, drop, and evaluate classes; update addresses; review grades; request official transcripts; review degree requirements status; review and accept financial aid awards; and check their University bill. Faculty, instructors, and advisors can submit grades; review evaluations; and monitor advisees. Staff members can monitor financial and benefit information and register for training courses. Your SUNet ID and password are required each time you use Axess


Profiles Network is a virtual workspace created by the School of Medicine to support collaboration among faculty, graduate students, postdocs and staff at Stanford University.

Combining a profile directory with a social networking backend, Profiles makes it easy for you to work closely with colleagues and track the projects that matter most to you—all in a private, secure environment.


CRISP is a system that supports the tracking of patient events and the invoicing process for industry sponsored clinical trials


eProtocol is  used at Stanford to submit, review, and approve research. There are four modules in eProtocol. You can view your protocols for any one module, or use the “My Dashboard” view to see all of your protocols in one place.


eSubmit is Stanford's electronic drop box for research proposals, primarily for First-time users are asked to complete a brief online training session (5-6 minutes) before using the application.


The online Faculty Financial Inquiry Tool (FFIT) helps you manage your University financial resources by providing balances and drill-down transaction details for all your active accounts and funds. All faculty are automatically give access to FFIT.


Fingate is the gateway to financial activities at Stanford for staff, faculty student/parents and suppliers. 


A tool for PIs where they and their administrators can view all their Stanford accounts in one place. Funding, commitments and expenditures are updated daily!

OPACS Dashboard

The Outside Professional Activities Certification System (OPACS) is a dashboard for transitional and annual disclosure reporting. If you have PHS-funded research, you are required to add or update new financial relationships within 30 days of discovering or acquiring a financial interest.


Oracle Business Intelligence – a suite of reporting and analysis tools in an easy to use interface.


Oracle Financials is the core of Stanford's Accounting System, allowing the University to conduct and manage its financial affairs


ReportMart3 is a modified Business Objects software application designed specifically to allow users to run reports for Oracle Financials applications.


SeRA supports various stages of the sponsored project lifecycle and is evolving into the institutional system of record for sponsored projects.


SunFlower is used to maintain the University’s official individual asset records for capital equipment, sponsor owned property, loaned equipment, leased equipment, and at the department's directions, non-capital equipment that is sensitive or hazardous.Find Sunflower in Oracle Financials.


You can find the STARS (Stanford Training and Registration System) link once you sign on to Axess.  STARS is where faculty and staff can find and register for training classes. 

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