In April 2017, Michigan State University implemented an enterprise-level Research Administration System (Kuali Coeus or KC) to manage sponsored projects throughout their lifecycle. The system manages grant proposals submitted to or funded by external (non-MSU) sources, both at the pre-award and award stages. The system also manages the submission and review of financial conflict of interest disclosures.
KC enables researchers to create funding proposals, route proposals for approval, and in some instances, electronically submit proposals to a funding agency. The system captures data in a central repository to facilitate future submissions and reporting. It also allows researchers to track proposals, and increases the accuracy of data collection and reporting.
The mission of Michigan State University's Research Administration Project is to improve collaboration and transparency in the research process by implementing an enterprise-level research administrative system. The University research community will benefit from improved information management throughout the complex life-cycle of proposal development and submission, award administration, and compliance.