The average 20 person, three-day meeting held in Washington, D.C. — such as a work group, peer review or grant review — results in a total carbon offset of 21 metric tons and costs approximately $30,000 when travel, per diem, and hotel lodging and room costs are factored into what is needed to support such a meeting.
Compare the reduced economical and ecological savings of conducting that same 20 person meeting using ePanel© via the web and phone conference call.
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Estimated savings using ePanel©
over in-person meeting:
Demanding schedules, rising travel costs, and fewer resources challenge organizations working to conduct efficient document reviews. ePanel© is a web-based software application originally designed for national acclaimed cancer researchers. Now diverse clients including corporate and non-profit board members, policy experts, and Federal agency administrators experience the valuable benefits of ePanel©.
Learn how ePanel© can help save your program money and leverage your existing computer network to bring everyone to the table to review and collaborate. ePanel© serves both online reviews and online meetings, facilitating regulatory reviews as well as peer review of scientific literature, grant applications, proposals, policy drafts, and other types of documents.
Facilitate review management from start to finish in real time using web applications to connect participants from remote locations.
Create a virtual conference room where reviewers can score, vote, evaluate, and share comments.
Automate all meeting and event functions, create custom rules and forms, generate reports instantly, and archive all results.
ePanel© is a customizable, web-based tool that allows users to manage and facilitate the document review process. ePanel© helps you:
Once I saw all the ways ePanel© could manage an online meeting during a demo, I instantly realized how it could save me time, resources, and a lot of aggravation with our regularly scheduled Board of Directors’ meetings and subcommittee meetings.Community Bank COO
ePanel© offers many benefits to businesses and organizations that want to reduce costs associated with convening face-to-face on-site meetings. Panels of reviewers and participants can review, collaborate and manage the entire document, proposal, protocol or policy review process with ePanel©.
ePanel© 3 is designed to work with any modern web browser, whether on a desktop computer, tablet computer, or smartphone. For the best results, we recommend:
* Individual device support may vary.
Each evaluation panel has an administrator who is responsible for adding members to the panel, uploading proposal documents, and scheduling panel meetings. ePanel© users can administer the panel themselves or have Humanitas do it for them.
With ePanel©, participants and reviewers can review, score, and discuss proposals before, during, and after meetings. Participants can draft reviews and save privately, share final reviews, and save private notes about review content. Members of a review panel have an opportunity to review the shared reviews of other members. ePanel© also allows participants to score proposals according to a list of customizable scoring questions.
ePanel© is also helpful in managing the overall review process. Sponsoring organizations have a ready archive of all review results that can be accessed for later continuing reviews. ePanel© also can generate reports about the outcome of panel evaluations, including statistics about attendance and other participant activities.
ePanel© helps keep teleconferences running smoothly. All participants use the ePanel© online meeting page to signal to others when they are on the telephone and ready to meet, so there is no guesswork involved. ePanel©'s unique "Speakers Queue" feature allows participants to silently indicate to others that they would like to talk next. This feature is helpful in organizing the discussion and promoting smooth meeting flow.
No. ePanel© was designed with the idea that technology should adapt to its users, not the other way around. When you license ePanel©, you get training support for panel administration, pre-meeting telephone training support, and telephone technical support during your meetings.There are other technical support options available, so you will never feel "lost" in ePanel©.
Yes. All ePanel© users must log into the application with a unique user ID and password. All passwords are assigned by the panel administrator or Humanitas, Inc. With 128-bit secure socket layer (SSL) RSA encryption, ePanel© users are further protected from internet eavesdropping and web site tampering. We use the latest anti-virus and internet security software to protect the ePanel© cloud-hosted and federally compliant servers.
ePanel© helps organizations and businesses conduct meetings and reviews efficiently. ePanel© allows you to: