UOG adopts Cayuse platform to manage growing research portfolio
“We have a significant research portfolio for a university of our size.”
The management of grant-funded research and development activities at the University of Guam is advancing to a cloud-based platform called the Cayuse Research Suite. The system will create an online hub for administrators and principal investigators that will streamline project tracking and improve analytics of the University’s grants overall.
The University of Guam ranks in the top 35% of national universities for research and development expenditures, according to the 2020 Higher Education Research & Development Survey by the National Science Foundation. The 2021 Annual Report released this week by the UOG Office of Research & Sponsored Programs details a record total of $44 million in — predominately federal — grant funding for 2021.
“We have a significant research portfolio for a university of our size, and the new Cayuse platform will be an essential component of propelling us even higher and supporting our strategic initiatives of being recognized as a research university centered in island wisdom and leading as a partnership institution for Guam and all of our region,” said UOG President Thomas W. Krise.
One of the University’s primary goals in its Para Hulo’ Strategic Plan is to advance its Carnegie Classification status as a research university.
Cayuse is an industry leader globally in research administration. Using its platform, UOG administrators and principal investigators will be able to submit grant applications to grants.gov, reference previous grant applications submitted, receive automated notifications on deadlines, track project funding, and more. Additionally, the platform will allow the University as a whole to more efficiently run analytics on its grant awards over time and by department.
“We have big plans for our research program and needed a solution that will support us at every stage of the process,” said Rachael T. Leon Guerrero, vice provost of research and sponsored programs at the University of Guam. “Cayuse fits our team and research program really well.”
Aside from the CARES Act economic stimulus funding, the University of Guam’s largest awards in 2021 were: