Cayuse Research Suite launches July 1

The Office of Research and Engagement is pleased to announce a major upgrade to our electronic research administration infrastructure with the launch of Cayuse Research Suite.

This new cloud-based platform of research administration software tools, which will replace the SeRA system, will reduce the administrative burden associated with proposal submission and award management and provide enhanced reporting functionality.

On July 1, 2021 the Cayuse Sponsored Projects (SP) module will replace the RAMSeS proposal submission platform, and the Cayuse Outside Interests module will replace the AIR conflict of interest disclosure platform.

Importantly, the Cayuse Outside Interests module will support a new conflict of interest disclosure process for externally sponsored research projects. To bring the University into compliance with federal requirements to promote objectivity in research, effective July 1, any personnel involved in the design, conduct, or reporting of a research project must submit a financial conflict of interest disclosure. The Office of Sponsored Programs will not submit proposals to sponsors until COI disclosures are completed and certified.

We are hosting weekly town hall discussion sessions to guide the campus through these transitions, as well as live Cayuse SP training workshops.

You can find more information about the Cayuse Research Suite, transition activities, and training at cayuse.uncg.edu. Check there for announcements about the launch of paperless IACUC and IBC processes and other research administration and reporting tools in coming weeks.

We are excited to take these next steps in promoting the growth and development of the UNCG research enterprise!