Sponsored Programs and Research Compliance System (SPARCS) - Carnegie Mellon University

SPARCS Available

The SPARCS system was successfully updated on Wednesday, August 2, and SPARCS is available. Please contact the SPARCS Help Desk if you run into any issues.

RAC Meeting Presentation

The RAC was updated on the SPARCS Project on June 7th. Please view the RAC meeting presentation for updates on the SPARCS project.

Two-Factor Authentication (2fa)

Effective April 20, all faculty, staff and students must be registered for 2fa (DUO) to access SPARCS.

If you do not register with 2fa (DUO) for WebLogin, on April 21 you will be denied access to WebLogin protected services when you attempt to login.  You will not be able to access the service until you are registered with 2fa (DUO) for WebLogin. This includes SPARCS.

Visit the Self-Service Registration page available at http://2fa.cmu.edu/ to register and manage your device(s). If you cannot register using the Self-Service page, contact the Computing Services Help Center at it-help@cmu.edu to request 2fa/DUO registration.


Off-campus users will need to continue using the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client to access SPARCS. For more information on the VPN please visit: https://www.cmu.edu/computing/software/all/cisco-anyconnect/index.html

For more information, see the Two-Factor Authentication (2fa) pages at www.cmu.edu/computing/2fa/.

Please direct any questions to the Computing Services Help Center at it-help@cmu.edu or  412-268-4357 (HELP).

The SPARCS Help Desk can be reached via:

SPARCS Change Management Presentation

The Change Management Team met on April 6. Please view the change management presentation for more information.

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Hours of Operations:

  • Monday - Friday (CMU Business Hours)
  • 8:30am - 5:00pm EST

Events Calendar

Take a look at the Events Calendar for a schedule of SPARCS Showcase Series and other SPARCS events.