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The Office of Sponsored Programs at Winston-Salem State University announces the launch of Cayuse Research Suite, a cloud-based research administration solution that bridges the gap between manual processes and a state of the art system for internal proposal routing and approval, proposal tracking, and award management.

Cayuse replaces RAMSeS and provides a more effective, efficient, and user-friendly experience. In significantly modernizing our electronic infrastructure and enhance reporting functionality for both researchers and administration.


  • reduces administrative burden associated with proposal submission and award management,
  • streamlines the campus workflow processes,
  • improves the electronic research administration infrastructure, and
  • provides enhanced reporting functionality.

The Cayuse cloud platform and comprehensive set of connected apps span the entire research lifecycle and simplify the complex elements of risk management for human subjects, animal welfare protocols, hazardous materials, and potential conflicts of interest.

Logging In

Cayuse Research Systems is hosted on one platform that you can access using your single sign-on login credentials.

Research Administration Management System & eSubmission

Research Administration Management System & eSubmission. Cayuse at WSSU offers electronic proposal and signatory routing; a web based portal allowing campus users to access research data, and the ability to generate reports. Electronic routing will:

  • eliminate the need for proposals to be “walked” around campus;
  • allow users and approvers to utilize a status checker function to view approval routes and status of submissions;
  • allow approvers to add comments as they approve/reject a submission; and
  • enable users to upload attachments such as budgets to be reviewed by approvers.

Cayuse delivers cutting-edge technology to the research community, enabling faculty research administrators to manage research more efficiently and effectively than ever before. Cayuse can be accessed from any location using your WSSU User ID and Password. Cayuse is also a robust database which includes over three decades of data proposal and award data. Formatted and/or ad/hoc reports will be available from your computer.

Cayuse is the official electronic file for every proposal and award within the UNC system. Therefore, paper documents that typically were placed in files should be uploaded into Cayuse in the proper section. Having everything in Cayuse allows anyone to access proposal and or award documents from anywhere at any time as needed.

The most common attachments by type are:

Proposals should have:

  • The proposal as it was submitted to the agency
  • Agency guidelines
  • Any relevant IRB documents
  • Budget information
  • Subcontract information
  • Relevant communication
  • Any other campus required document(s)

Awards should have:

  • The award document from the agency
  • Any email or written communication regarding the award
  • Award budget revisions
  • Progress reports
  • Amendments or modifications to the award

Award Projects should have:

  • Each award project shows at, the attachments uploaded to each award, and the proposal associated with the award project
  • Any no cost extension documents
  • Closeout documents
  • Final reports
  • PI changes (if applicable)
  • Any other relevant award project information

It is imperative that documents be loaded into Cayuse beginning with the proposal submission. Once a proposal is awarded and those documents are uploaded, there is a complete electronic record of attachments that can be accessed from the award project attachment tab.