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COEUS Replacement Project Kickoff 

September 9, 2020

The Office of Research & Innovation is pleased to announce Drexel’s engagement with InfoEd Global to replace our current research administration systems with an integrated, cloud-based, modern system. Our kickoff meeting was held on September 2nd during which a high-level overview of the project structure and plan was shared with the project leadership and project team members. 

This exciting project will streamline and modernize research administration operations across the university and demonstrates the University’s commitment to investing in research. Our collective work will allow Drexel to continue improving its pursuit and management of research, scholarly and creative activities while meeting the needs of principal investigators, administrators, university leadership, and research support functions.  

The implementation will replace outdated research systems for HRPP/IRB, IACUC, Sponsored Projects (Grants & Contracts), and ULAR operations and is expected to take 18 months. Some key benefits of the completed implementation will include: 

Updated policies, procedures, and systems that support: 

  • Accountability 
    • Transparency 
    • Collaboration 
    • Flexibility 
    • Empowerment 
    • Integration 
  • Adoption of research administration industry best practices 
  • Divesture from current misaligned business processes 
  • Significant reduction of administrative burden across enterprise 
  • Supporting the overall strategic objectives of the institution 

More information about this project, including scope, governance, timeline and other areas can be found on the COEUS Replacement Project website. Updates will be shared often and complimented by a section in the Office of Research & Innovation monthly newsletter. If you feel something is missing from the website or have general questions, please let us know by contacting us at