Accessing CAYUSE

The Office of Research Administration (ORA) is pleased to introduce Cayuse, our new web-based research administration system. Cayuse contains three products:

  • Cayuse SP: The pre- and postaward application and award management system that will now serve as the Transmittal.
  • Cayuse 424: A tool for preparing and submitting federal grant applications.
  • Cayuse IRB: A single repository for applications, renewals, modifications, IRB Committee meetings, IRB Committee reviews, and approval documentation.
* Cayuse Quick Start SP.docx
* Cayuse Quick Start New IRB Application_06.07.2017.docx
Cayuse Quickstart IRB Application
* Cayuse Quick Start Approvers.docx
Cayuse Quick Start Approvers
* Cayuse Quick Start - Budget.docx
Cayuse Quick Start Budget
* Cayuse Quick Start Visual - Budget.pdf
Cayuse Quick Start Visual - Budget Guide
* Cayuse Quick Start 424.docx
Cayuse Quick Start 424
* Activity Code Definitions.docx
Activity Code Definitions


Cayuse was chosen in the summer of 2014 by a selection committee led by the Office of Research and Graduate Programs and UNIT. The committee was representative of the Villanova research community, and included faculty from all colleges, Deans’ offices, and other administrative offices. Cayuse was chosen for its ease and transparency, its ability to integrate with existing Villanova systems, and its robust reporting capabilities.

During 2015, ORA and UNIT conducted extensive configuration and implementation work that resulted in the system going live in the summer of 2015. During the 2015-2016 academic year, we will be providing orientation and training opportunities for faculty and staff, with the plan to transition fully from the paper Transmittal and IRB applications in 2016.

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Contact Information

Office of Research Administration
Middleton Hall Rm 1st
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085

For general questions, contact or 610-519-4220.