Cayuse Implementation Information

(last updated: 1/19/2022)

The Office of Research is currently in the process of transitioning to a new electronic research administration system called Cayuse. Cayuse is a superior platform that will allow us to integrate information from all of our programs in one location, streamlining workflow and improving the experience of users across campus. Cayuse will replace AGrants (proposal submissions), AIR (conflict of interest disclosures), and IRBIS (human subjects research protocols), which are being phased out throughout academic year (2021-2022).  Cayuse will also have additional modules for management of research protocols involving animals and recombinant DNA as well as effort reporting and management of award funds. Log in to Cayuse at this link. Please also see FAQs for Cayuse for more information.

Planned roll out dates of modules:

  1. Outside Interests (Conflicts of Interest, replaces AIR): July 1, 2021

  2. Human Ethics (Human Subjects Research/ IRB, replaces IRBIS): February 2022

  3. Sponsored Projects/Proposals (replaces AGrants): March 2022

  4. Animal Oversight (new module for Animal research/IACUC): March 2022

  5. Hazard Safety (new module for Recombinant DNA and Biosafety research/IBC): March 2022

  6. Fund Manager (new module for award fund management): March 2022

  7. Effort Reporting (new module): March 2022

Information for Human Ethics (Human Subjects Research)

  • This module will be available and accepting submissions in February.
  • Once Cayuse is live, users will no longer be able to put new submissions into IRBIS, but will be able to access their existing applications.
  • Shell data (PI, title of study, etc.) will be transferred to Cayuse for all existing studies, but attachments or detailed responses to questions will not.
  • Legacy data from IRBIS will be archived and available, but difficult to access. We STRONGLY recommend transferring and archiving your data from IRBIS before March 31, 2022. IRBIS will shut down and will no longer be available after March 31, 2022.
  • Users can transfer study data themselves to ensure accuracy of the information transfer, or Office of Research staff are available to transfer the data on your behalf provided you review the information for accuracy once it is transferred. Please contact Research Protections at if you need assistance with transfer.

Guidance documents on how to use Cayuse for IRB submissions and how to transfer data from IRBIS for existing studies will be available soon at this site.

Training Information for Human Ethics (Human Subjects Research/ IRB)

  • On demand training sessions: If you are interested in arranging a training session for a group, please contact Dennis Gabriels at

Training Information for Outside Interests (Conflict of Interest)

Every faculty member and EHRA Non-Faculty employee of the University is required to complete an annual Disclosure Form relating to conflicts of interest or commitment.

  • On demand training sessions: If you are interested in arranging a training session for a group, please contact Dennis Gabriels at

Please contact if you have any questions regarding Cayuse implementation. Please be sure to also check FAQ for Cayuse.