University of Mississippi Medical Center

Streamlining Sponsorship and Compliance Management

Overview

The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), located in Jackson, is the state’s only academic health science center. UMMC includes six health science schools: medicine, nursing, dentistry, health-related professions, graduate studies, and pharmacy. The School of Pharmacy is headquartered on the University of Mississippi campus in Oxford. With growing research administration needs, UMMC needed a more effective electronic research administration solution.

Challenges

With the appointment of Dr. Richard Summers, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, the research enterprise at UMMC was undergoing a period of rapid growth and expansion. Their former solution, a combination of paper-based processes and legacy eRA software, was not meeting their needs for efficiency, automation, and a single integrated solution for proposal, award, and compliance management. In addition, UMMC needed better reporting for executives, department heads, and principal investigators.

Solution

The search for a better solution led UMMC to select Kuali Cloud Express. Built on open source, community-developed Kuali Coeus software, Cloud Express provides UMMC enhanced reporting, streamlined proposal tracking, and compliance management. Cloud Express also reduced the burden on Information Technology (IT) services with its cloud-based, pre-configured deployment.

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