Cayuse for Proposal Approval and Human Subjects Research

Research Modules

24/7 access via standard WMU credentials.

The Cayuse Research Suite is a system of integrated, Web-based software modules that deliver flexibility and control in research administration. The Office of Research and Innovation selected this platform in 2021. Guidance for implementation and future training will be provided on this page.

If your login fails and you receive a "Forbidden" response, you can request access.

Human Subjects Research

The first module to go live is the Cayuse Human Ethics, or Cayuse IRB, which will allow users to create and submit research protocols to the WMU Institutional Review Board.  

Cayuse IRB will include:

  • Electronic submission to replace the paper-based process
  • Autofill features and user-friendly forms
  • Online access to all recorded IRB projects
  • Links for guidance on human subject research

Implementation of Cayuse IRB will allow migration of Legacy Studies and creation of new research protocols. 

Go to Cayuse IRB Guidance Page

  • Discovery Workshop

    Julia Mays introduces the system dashboard, explains legacy submissions, and demonstrates how to prepare an initial submission.

Sponsored Projects

The sponsored projects module will replace the Proposal Approval Form before the start of 2022. The Cayuse version will provide more autofill features, report options, and task reminders in the user dashboard.

Discovery Workshop

Sarah Pratt introduces the proposal form, demonstrates filling out sponsor and PI information and responds to initial questions.