Electronic Research Administration
Introduction to Cayuse Research Suite
The Office of Sponsored Project Administration uses an electronic research administration (eRA) system to allow full routing for required approvals and proposal data collection for the University of South Alabama. Additionally, the system provides electronic transmission of certain federal proposal submissions. Benefits of eRA are transparent and timely proposal approvals, routing history and status, all proposal elements and associated documents contained in one “electronic file”, inclusive post-award activity, and a system repository for proposal and award data.
At USA, Cayuse Research Suite has two modules: Cayuse SP and Cayuse 424.
- Cayuse SP is the proposal and award administration module that replaced paper Transmittal Sheets. SP electronically routes proposals for necessary University approvals, monitors proposal status, and interfaces with post-award activity. All proposals at the University of South Alabama will begin in SP whether submitted electronically or by an alternate method. It is not, however, a submission module.
- Cayuse 424 is the module through which most federal grant proposals can be created, reviewed for sponsor requirements, and electronically submitted by SPA. The 424 module is connected directly with Grants.gov. Proposals are checked throughout proposal development for compliance and when submitted, travel quickly to the directed Federal agency.