Portland, OR, May, 20, 2022 – Cayuse, a global provider of the market-leading research administration cloud platform, and Central State University, a public, historically black 1890 land-grant university in Wilberforce, Ohio, have partnered to deliver a modern research program that improves workflows, visibility, and overall experience. The team at Central State University has invested in Sponsored Projects, Proposals S2S, Fund Manager, and Human Ethics. 

The externally funded programs at Central State University have increased by 250% within the past four years. This growth has led to tremendous opportunities for the research team and marked some clear inefficiencies that needed to be addressed. 

“We are on a growth trajectory as a research institution,” commented Dr. Morakinyo A.O. Kuti, Associate Provost for Research, at Central State University. “With no plans of slowing down, we needed to seek out a technology solution that could scale with us and provide better connectivity and transparency along the way.” 

Prior to Cayuse, the team managed research documentation and activities via multiple systems including paper and  off-the-shelf processes. As the Central State’s externally funded activities grew, the efficacy of these processes began to degrade. The team found it increasingly difficult to keep track of everything. Then, with the push to a remote working environment caused by the pandemic, the need for a cloud-based solution became even more apparent. 

“The pandemic highlighted the importance of an automated and cloud-based solution for our research program,” Dr. Kuti said. “With Cayuse, we were impressed with the connectivity between solutions, ease of transparency for all stakeholders, and the in-house expertise for research administration that clearly influences the product development.” 

Cayuse is purpose-built for research institutions, incorporating best practices and addressing the specific technology needs of the industry. Driving innovation and modernization across the research community is a core focus of Cayuse. For the team at Central State University, this focus will help them better organize and optimize their workflows and deliverables. We are thrilled to be a part of their journey. 

About Cayuse

Cayuse empowers organizations to conduct globally connected research and modernize research administration. Our industry-leading cloud-based research platform powers a suite of applications that maximizes researcher success, improves collaboration and simplifies work across the entire research lifecycle including commercialization and tracking of research outcomes. The Cayuse global community includes academic institutions, pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and health systems, government agencies, independent research institutions, and non-profit organizations. www.cayuse.com


Traci Gregorski