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Reflections on Research Administration

Reflections on Research Administration

At Cayuse, we understand the amazing yet thankless work that research administrators do on a daily basis. If it weren’t for them (and the great researchers they serve, of course) we wouldn’t benefit from many of the societal and scientific advancements that enhance...

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Why Cayuse Loves Research Administrator Day

Why Cayuse Loves Research Administrator Day

It’s safe to assume that for most people September 25 is just another regular day, unless it’s your birthday or you’re a fan of National One-Hit Wonder Day or National Comic Book Day. But thanks to our friends at the National Council of University Research...

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Software for Managing Crowdfunded Research Projects

What do you know about crowdfunded research projects?  Most college and university research administrators are very familiar with the term “sponsored research,” meaning projects that are funded by a specific sponsor, that are restricted in the use of the funds, and...

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5 Reasons to Love IACUC

5 Reasons to Love IACUC

IACUC, the latest solution in the Cayuse Research Suite, is here! We love IACUC, and we’re sure you will, too. Here are five reasons why: It’s All About the Animals IACUC was designed to put the humane care and use of animal research subjects first. With built-in...

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Grant Accounting Solutions and Challenges Happen Everywhere

Ever since we started developing grant accounting solutions, our clients have shown us that there are common sets of challenges that overlap when it comes to grant management. Regardless of whether it’s a large research university or a small nonprofit, all who manage...

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Best Practices with Grant Management Reporting & Invoicing

Grant milestone reporting can vary depending on how the milestone is measured, how the recipient institution tracks and monitors the milestones, and based on what the sponsor requires. When grant reporting & invoicing is dependent on time rather than milestones,...

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Tips to Combat Declining NIH Award Success Rates

Tips to Combat Declining NIH Award Success Rates

It’s no secret that NIH proposal acceptance rates have declined significantly since the turn of the century: -14% from 2001 to 2016, to be exact, according to NIH. Additionally, NIH budgets have remained fairly constant, averaging $30.18 billion from 2008-2015...

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Grant Funding Opportunity – Should we Apply?

Researchers are barraged with funding opportunities that hold a variety of requirements. Each grant funding opportunity is communicated by a solicitation referred to as a request for proposals (RFP), request for applications (RFA) or other similar guidance.  The...

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Documenting Personnel Compensation On a Federal Grant

Prior to 2016, the federal government issued new mandates regarding documenting personnel compensation.  Effort on federal awards must be certified by the employee or an individual having firsthand knowledge of the contributed effort on a periodic basis. In an...

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Tracking Grant Supplements and Supplement Applications

Grant supplements and supplement applications pose unique tracking issues for sponsored research administrators.  In this blog, we first provide a brief review of supplements and discuss the unique tracking issues associated with them. What is a Grant Supplement?...

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Grant Accounting Software and Journal Entries

In most research organizations, it is not unusual to have several projects that are being managed simultaneously in grant accounting software.  Along with those projects, there are many expenses that are associated with them.  These numerous expenses are...

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Effectively Monitoring Grant Encumbrances

Effectively Monitoring Grant Encumbrances

In the area of grant administration, the importance of tracking past expenditures is well known.  However, it is equally important to track outstanding purchases.  The correct fund accounting term for tracking outstanding purchases is encumbrance.  The...

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