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Electronic Research Administration System (eRA)

Drexel University's Electronic Research Administration system (eRA) for pre-award activity is called COEUS. COEUS tracks the various stages of the research administration lifecycle. All proposals, regardless of sponsor, must have a COEUS record.

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COEUS Lite Access

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Major Components of COEUS

  • Proposal Development and Tracking (routing, approval, submission); and
  • Award Processing (negotiation, award acceptance).

The system is also used for Institutional Review Board, subcontracts, negotiations and conflict of interest.

Documentation and Guides

Frequently Asked Questions about COEUS

I need COEUS access.

No problem! Please fill out the form on this page to request COEUS access.

When I launch COEUS Lite, the page won't load.

If the COEUS Lite page will not load when you launch COEUS, it may be a VPN issue if you are off campus. Please refer to the Drexel IT webpage on how to connect to the VPN.

I am receiving the message that the budget end date does not match the proposal end date when I try to submit

This often happens when a proposal is copied from an old proposal with different budget dates. Please email who can quickly correct the dates for you on the back end. 

Who can help me prepare my proposal?

The Grants Administration team can help you prepare certain parts of your proposal. A list of available services is listed on their webpage here. You can Find Your Program Administrator here.

I am receiving an error message that says "Java.sql" in it.

If you receive an error that mentions Java.sql in it, please contact with a screenshot of the error message and include your your proposal or protocol number in the message.

I do not see my sponsor located in COEUS.

No problem! If you have performed a search for a Sponsor or Organization (be sure to try a search with the asterisk* before or after all or part of the sponsor name; i.e.: *Penn*, *Pennsylvania, Penn*) in Coeus and cannot find in COEUS, please submit the form here to request a new sponsor. Using the asterisk symbol (AKA wildcard symbol) will allow you to search the COEUS Sponsor Table for entries that contain specific letters, which will give you a broader array of results.

I need help with my IRB Protocol.

The Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) is responsible for providing administrative and regulatory support to the Drexel University Institutional Review Boards (IRB). HRPP provides guidance on the responsible conduct of human research to Drexel's IRB members, faculty, investigators and their research assistants. You can reach HRPP at and you can find their webpage with helpful information here.