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Now Live! DragonSPOT Lab Animals & Animal Facility Management

April 20, 2021

The Office of Research & Innovation is pleased to announce the initial rollout launch of DragonSPOT Lab Animals and Animal Facility Management.

DragonSPOT (Sponsored Programs Online Tracking), Drexel’s new research administration management system, is a cloud-based, integrated research administration management system that will replace COEUS and other related manual processes and is available to research community faculty, staff, and students. 


 DragonSPOT Module Name  Research Area Current
New System & Target Date
 Lab Animals  Animal Care and Use (IACUC)
Now Live
 Animal Facility Management  University Animal Resources (ULAR)
Now Live
 Sponsored Programs  Sponsored Programs (Grants & Contracts)
(Fall 2021)
 Human Subjects  Human Research Protection (HRPP/IRB)  COEUS
(Winter 2021)
 Environmental Health & Safety  Environmental Health & Safety (Bio/Radiation Safety)  Forms  DragonSPOT
(Spring 2022)


Training will be available in several different formats. During the first week of each module rollout, we encourage users to access associated training materials and attend open support hours to get logged in and familiarize themselves with the system. See below for details and registration information. If you have any issues or questions, please email We are here to help! 

Training Materials

Training materials for both modules (Lab Animals and Animals Facilities Management) are available on the DragonSPOT, Animal Care and Use (IACUC), and ULAR webpages. On-demand video trainings are currently being developed and will be posted as soon as they are completed, including targeted snippets to allow users to quickly find the information and training they need.

Open Support Hours

Drop in at your convenience during the hours listed below to inquire about the system, process, timelines, or other animal protocol or animal facility questions with the IACUC Office, ULAR Office, and Research Systems & Analytics teams. 

DragonSPOT Open Support Hours will be held on the following dates:

  • Lab Animals (IACUC) Module: Thursday, April 22, 2021, 11am – 12pm (Password required. See below.
  • Animal Facilities (ULAR) Module: Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 11am – 12pm (Password required. See below.)

Please register to receive an open support hours password here. Questions? Contact Becky Morey.

Live Training

The IACUC Office, ULAR Office, and Research Systems & Analytics teams will host 1-hour detailed review and training sessions for the DragonSPOT Lab Animals (IACUC) and Animal Facilities Management (ULAR) modules. 

DragonSPOT live trainings (Zoom) will be held on the following dates: 

  • Lab Animals (IACUC) Module: Monday, April 26, 2021, 1pm – 2pm 
  • Animal Facilities (ULAR): Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 11am – 12pm

Please register in advance in Career Pathway in DrexelOne. Questions? Contact Becky Morey.


Support for the DragonSPOT system is available from the Research Systems & Analytics Team. If you have issues logging into the system, training needs, or other questions please email for assistance.