The Research Office

Wilson Hall
371 Wilson Boulevard
Rochester, Michigan 48309-4486
(location map)
(248) 370-2762
(248) 370-4111
research@oakland.edu
#OaklandResearch

Cayuse Research Suite

Proposals, agreements for externally sponsored research, and regulatory compliance applications  for IRB, IBC, and IACUC are managed through the Cayuse Research Suite, which is accessed with investigators’ OU NetID and password. If you already have an OU login and cannot access the system, please contact the Research Office to be added to Cayuse. If you do not have an OU login, please contact your departmental administration to get one, and then contact the Research Office about getting access to Cayuse.

The Cayuse modules we currently have active are as follows:

  • Sponsored Projects. This is the module for starting a new project or proposal and having it routed for approval by department chairs, unit directors, deans, and the Research Office before the proposal is submitted to an external sponsor.
  • Proposals. This module allows for direct submission of proposals (when the sponsor has made it available) to federal agencies like the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, etc.
  • Animal Oversight. This module is for submission of protocols to the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) for projects involving research with animal subjects.
  • Hazard Safety. This module is for submission of protocols to the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) for projects involving hazardous materials and/or biohazards.
  • Human Ethics. This module is for submission of protocols to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) for projects involving research with human subjects. All applications for human subjects research must be submitted to the IRB through this module.

Grant Proposal Submission and Management:

  • Fast Facts about the Cayuse Research Suite, including log-in information.
  • Cayuse production instance, used for submitting proposals (not a training or practice instance)
  • For Deans/Directors/Chairs - How to Authorize a Proposal (step-by-step instructions)
  • For PIs - How to Certify a Proposal (step-by-step instructions)
  • Training on the use of Cayuse is available upon request. If you need immediate assistance using the Cayuse Research Suite, contact your grant and contract officer or research development officer.

IRB Application Submission and Management:

All applications for human subjects research must be submitted to the IRB through the Cayuse module. For more information, see the IRB web page under Regulatory Compliance, or visit the IRB e-space.

IBC and IACUC Application Submission and Management:

Starting in early 2021, all applications for research  with hazardous materials and vertebrate animals must be submitted through the Cayuse IBC/IACUC module. For more information, see the Research Office e-space Training section.

Cayuse moduleCayuse IBC/IACUC module