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It’s hard to believe, but 2021 is already here: a new year and a fresh start. Here are this year’s important U.S. research proposal deadlines to note. This isn’t an exhaustive list—some federal departments list grant opportunities on their own sites, and some solely use grants.gov—but hopefully it’s a useful starting point. For the most comprehensive database of global funding opportunities, with 22,000+ worth a total of $70 billion, check out Fund Finder . And if your research organization could use help finding or applying for funding , we can help. (Check out all of our pre-award apps here .) NIH R01 deadlines for 2021 National ...
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Research administration isn’t a glamorous job. It requires a lot of behind-the-scenes work that’s not always in the spotlight, yet absolutely crucial to a research organization’s success. It takes dedication, persistence, and ultimately a heart of service to take care of details and support the rest of the research team. After all, without RAs, researchers wouldn’t get the funding and help they need! It’s this spirit of service that sets apart Holly Goold, Veterinary Technician Manager at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Over the past several years, Holly has had a profound impact on both her team and organization, as well as other animal ...
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Adjusting to COVID-19: tips from UC Berkeley and more COVID-19 has affected all of us, but some research teams made the adjustment look relatively easy. What’s their secret? How did they manage to not only keep research afloat but thrive? (Seriously, how did they do it?!) Below, get insight from research administrators at UC Berkeley, Lamar University, and Eastern Michigan University. They share their tips on how they drew on their resilience, creativity, and flexibility to get through this—and you can too. It’s why we were proud to honor them as recipients of our inaugural COVID-19 Research Resilience Award at this year’s ...
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How research administrators are staying productive during this bonkers year Imagine how helpful an extra hour or two would be—and not just during daylight savings time. Research administrators could certainly use it! Administrative burden now takes up about 44% of their time (!), but savvy teams are figuring out ways to make processes faster, even during this extremely challenging year. In light of this, we wanted to celebrate research organizations that are productivity trailblazers at this year’s Connect Conference. Keep reading for tips on staying productive from our inaugural winner, Chapman University, and honorable mentions, ...
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If your IACUC processes could be more efficient (and whose couldn’t?), three experts have some proven tips for you. We’ve summarized some of the great advice from Chapman University’s Bruce Kennedy, Biogen’s Cheryl Cheney, and UC Denver’s Laura Richardson from their recent Connect Conference session below, along with a recording of their full session: Keep reading for some of the highlights shared during this informative session! Use automated email notifications Bruce Kennedy, IACUC Administrator at Chapman University It’s been scientifically proven ...
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Modernization has never been more critical, given the new world research teams have had to adjust to due to the pandemic. After a decade-long trend of institutions modernizing their processes and systems, as highlighted in the recent LISTedTECH report , this year has pushed modernization to the forefront for even more research teams. To highlight this trend, as well as people and organizations that are leading the way in modernization efforts, we were happy to recognize Kansas State University and Mollie Robbins, eRA Systems Manager & Training Coordinator, as our first annual Modernization Award winner at this year’s Connect Conference. In this ...
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Reposted blog. We are always interested in highlighting the stories of our customers. If you are interested in sharing your perspective, let us know. At the end of September, we did something we have never done before: facilitated a 100% virtual annual conference, Connect by Cayuse (previously known as Cayuse Round-Up ). We were thrilled to receive incredibly positive feedback about achieving our main goal: enabling the research community to connect, share, and learn during these difficult times. The topics covered many areas, including perspectives from the panel of industry association presidents (SRAI, NCURA, and NORDP), tips ...
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Reposted blog by Adam Mertz, VP of Marketing. We are always interested in highlighting the stories of our customers. If you are interested in sharing your perspective, let us know. by Adam Mertz, VP of Marketing Back in 1994, Chris Harker was researching a rare blood disorder at Oregon Health & Science University when he had a frustrating realization: all the time he spent printing, filling out, and faxing in proposal-related forms was time he could have spent on actual research! Why did paperwork take so long? That’s when Cayuse and its very first product, 424 (now called Proposals), was born. It was a fast, electronic way to submit ...
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Research administration can be one of the most frustrating fields. Working with stakeholders who have no knowledge of or no wish to follow operational guidelines can be a struggle. The word compliance to an investigator can sometimes mean, ‘restriction’, ‘block’, or ‘barrier’ to their ultimate goals in their study. The true job of an RA is to maneuver the boundaries of regulatory compliance and institutional guidance in such a way as to allow smooth passage for their stakeholders to complete their tasks. This is our ultimate goal. The one that brings us the gold star of acceptance and support in our institutions. We provide a service through a delicate ...
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Reposted blog by Dr. Sonia Chawla, Research Compliance Officer at Eastern Michigan University. We are always interested in highlighting the stories of our customers. If you are interested in sharing your perspective, let us know. Here at Eastern Michigan University, we have a community of about 20,000 people, including 16,000 undergrad and graduate students plus faculty and staff. We focus on social, behavioral, and educational research, with some programs in the health sciences that conduct applied research. We also have wet lab research in our chemistry, biology, physics, engineering, and technology departments. We have about $11 million in external ...
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Reposted blog by Cayuse's Sam Balooch. Research administration technology has improved a lot in the past few years. Research organizations are moving to the cloud and enjoying the benefits of data being stored remotely, instead of on-premise. When you use Cayuse’s cloud-based platform, you enjoy things like: Easy access anywhere with internet Improved collaboration for administrators, researchers, and committees Instant, no-hassle upgrades and feature enhancements No infrastructure costs or capital expenses from hardware purchases Fast implementations that shorten ROI and don’t tax your IT department No IT needed for ongoing maintenance, ...
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Reposted blog by Matt McLellan, President & CEO. Big news! This year has been challenging for all of us, from COVID-19 to the continuing fight for racial justice in the U.S. and beyond. This year hasn’t turned out like anybody expected, and there’s still a lot up in the air. Despite these challenges, I did want to share a bit of good growth news related to Cayuse: Primus Capital, a Cleveland-based private equity firm, has made a significant investment in our company that will help further accelerate our future growth plans! Alongside Primus, Quad Partners (which invested in us in 2017) and its affiliates reinvested in the company to support ...
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Cayuse, the market leader in research administration software, announced today a major growth investment from Primus Capital (Primus), a private equity firm focused on investing in leading technology-oriented growth companies. This investment comes at a time of rapid growth by Cayuse, driven in large part by the company’s focus on product innovation and its commitment to customer success. The growth capital provided by Primus will allow Cayuse to continue to enhance the company’s recently launched connected research cloud platform that facilitates more efficient and collaborative research efforts at a time of unprecedented need for globally connected ...
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Reposted blog by Kelly Morgan, Product Manager – Pre-Award Solutions Sponsored projects research administrators (RAs) are accountable for all research activities at their institution, particularly federally funded research, which has the most risk of negative press. If you’ve ever seen a session at NCURA or SRA with a title like “How to keep your institution out of the headlines,” you know that preventing fraud, fines, and related scandal is a huge concern for RAs. Both pre- and post-award RAs feel the stress and anxiety about noncompliance. Before a proposal is submitted, RAs face deadline-related pressure and must make sure proposals meet sponsor regulations. ...
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Cayuse, the market leader in research administration software, is launching the industry’s first cloud-native research platform with a comprehensive set of connected apps that cover the complete research lifecycle. The central hub of the platform is also being introduced today: Cayuse Sponsored Projects — the next generation of Cayuse SP that reimagines how organizations manage their research portfolio. This new connected research cloud platform is the result of listening to customer input and investing more in R&D than any other vendor in the space over the past several years, along with making strategic product acquisitions. This platform ...
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Reposted blog by Daniel Marangoni, Director of Research Operations, Oklahoma State University’s Center for Health Sciences. We are always interested in highlighting the stories of our customers. If you are interested in sharing your perspective, let us know. The Center for Health Sciences is a medical school in Tulsa, Oklahoma, that’s part of the OSU system but its own distinct entity, with clinical research trials and a total research portfolio of $100 million. But for such a sizable organization, we still needed to modernize. That’s why Oklahoma State University’s Center for Health Sciences embarked on a journey to find a comprehensive pre- ...
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We need research breakthroughs to develop vaccines , cure disease, and help us better understand our world. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some research labs in the U.S. have temporarily closed, leaving some research staff out of work. Not only is that frustrating for those whose livelihoods depend on it, but a slowdown in research can have negative ripple effects on long-term global health and knowledge. Thankfully, politicians from both sides of the aisle have proposed a bill to counteract that and help research teams continue their much-needed work. The Research Investment to Spark the Economy (RISE) Act , H.R. 7308, will help stimulate and ...
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