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MOre Research. Less Burden.

Research institutions can simplify administration, increase compliance, maximize funding, and make more informed decisions. Using modern software, Kuali provides a modular solution for the entire research lifecycle, including Pre-Award and Post-Award management, Export Controls, Conflict of Interest/Commitment disclosures, and Protocols for human, animal, and biosafety research.

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Institutions that use the right Electronic Research Administration software can increase effectiveness, improve efficiency, and reduce risk.

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Increase Effectiveness
- Win more awards
- Make data-driven decisions
- Improve remote communication and collaboration

See how Utah State University increased its proposal submission rate.

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Improve Efficiency
- Save time for staff and faculty
- Reduce IT burden
- Eliminate double & triple data entry 

See how CA State University - Monterey Bay saved money and eliminated wasteful products.

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Reduce Risk
- Eliminate errors
- Avoid penalties and fees
- Ace audits 

See how Colorado State University eliminated a process gap and audit risk.

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Top 10 things to consider when selecting an eRA


Current and Future Needs 

Can it grow and adapt as your needs change? 

User Experience

Does it have an intuitive interface that guides administrators, researchers, and leadership? 


Is it hosted on-premises or in the Cloud? Are all modules built with shared architecture? Is it SOC 2 compliant?

Configuration & Customization

Does it allow extensive configurability to meet the unique needs of the institution and users? 

Flexibility in Scope

Does it allow you to select only elements you need? 


Does the vendor have a successful track record implementing on-time, on-budget, and across all types and sizes of institutions? 

Features & Capabilities

Does it provide everything your team needs to manage, analyze, and report on awards and compliance?  


Will it use APIs and data imports to integrate with all your key systems, like HR, Finance, Training, etc? 


Does it provide superior value that respects your institution’s budget constraints? 

Ongoing Support

Will you receive exceptional 24x7 customer service with support from user groups and forums?
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What makes Kuali different?

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Unlike competitors, every module in the Kuali Research suite is fully integrated, built upon a uniform platform that provides a consistent, intuitive experience that reduces the learning curve for faculty and administration and increases user adoption. Read more about the benefits of consistency.
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Our cloud-based, SaaS solution provides reliability of 99.9% uptime, configurability to meet unique needs, and continuous delivery for effortless upgrades. See why Not All SaaS is Created Equal.
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Kuali’s affordable prices are a reflection of our commitment to helping institutions keep more money in their missions of teaching and research. Read more about Our Story.
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Kuali began as a community of institutions working together to solve higher-ed problems, and now Kuali customers become part of this actively-engaged community, where they share best practices, learn from each other, and help drive product development to ensure our solutions meet the needs of the ever-evolving research space. Read about our User Groups and Forums.
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What is it like to work with Kuali?

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Implementation Services

Our Customer Success Managers are former research administrators who understand that success requires more than integration - it requires adoption. They have experience working with all types of institutions and know how to adapt a comprehensive list of implementation services, which include project management support, business process analysis and design, guidance on system use and best practices, system configuration support, assistance in development of testing plans, assistance in development of training material, delivery of Train-the-Trainer training, go-live planning and support, immediate post go-live support, and transition to routine operational support.

Learn more through our blog on The five things you should consider for a smooth cloud implementation.

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Ongoing Upgrades

To ensure users have the best, most up-to-date tools available every day, Kuali provides continuous delivery of your cloud application services. As business requirements evolve and government forms and regulations change, Kuali’s subscription services keep you current with the latest software improvements, including regulatory updates. There is no disruption or downtime, and our customers have control to choose to implement any new feature. Backed by an industry-best support services commitment, Kuali will manage ongoing performance, security, reliability, and protection from disaster. This leaves your IT team with more time to focus on other strategic campus initiatives.

Read more in our Continuous Delivery blog.

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Systems Integration

Kuali Research provides integration with your campus authentication system, human resources system,, financial system, CITI training, and many others. We have developed hundreds of other APIs to extract data from Kuali Research to integrate with any other systems on campus. Kuali Research includes RESTful Web Service APIs capable of direct integration with the entire data model, including over 600 tables, to allow customers to integrate Kuali with other, open services. Kuali Customer Success Engineers provide training guidance on the use of APIs to integrate with third-party technologies.

Learn more in this Integration Webinar featuring a customer panel discussing how modules can be integrated with SIS without ripping out the old system.

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Security & Reliability

Kuali offers a reliable, SOC 2 Type 2 compliant, Software as a Service (SaaS) solution with guaranteed 99.9% uptime, extensive business continuity, and dedicated Kuali experts to maintain the solution. Kuali Research is delivered from a secure, Fed-ramp certified, higher education-focused cloud, freeing your institution from many of the deployment and management obstacles associated with complex enterprise applications. Kuali’s SaaS infrastructure, powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS), ensures a redundant, reproducible, and secure environment which means your data remains secure and accessible. Furthermore, the solution can quickly respond to evolving cyber security requirements.

Learn more about improvements in security and reliability in this blog about the benefits of moving to the cloud.

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Customer Support

Located in the USA, Kuali’s staff delivers 24/7 support to system administrators, and our comprehensive online support portal provides access to a vast knowledge library of functional and technical training videos and documentation. The support team is fluent in the domains of research administration and research compliance, and they are familiar with the technology needs of higher education. Additionally, the Kuali Community provides support through regular user group meetings, online community forums, and our annual community conference, Kuali Days.  

Visit the online support portal.
Watch this 30 seconds video on The Power of Partnership.

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Analytics & Reporting

Kuali customers have access to a growing library of both pre-built and ad-hoc reports that are continuously developed based on customer feedback. API access and monthly exports of all your research data and schema are available, as well as daily and real-time data export options, so you can run ad-hoc queries against it, connect to with your ETL tool and copy to your data warehouse or other institutional repository to enable Business Intelligence solutions. We also provide a Research Dashboard that has a streamlined user interface, links to the modules, and tools to manage in-progress documents and assign in-progress proposals for approval review. 

Take a look at the Dashboard or watch this webinar on How Reporting Can Improve Research Administration.

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What Our Customers Think

"The closeness of the relationship with Kuali exceeds that of our typical software vendors. This partnership sets the tone for how we work with partners and vendors."
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Kevin Chou
Director of Enterprise Systems
University of California - San Diego
"We looked for a next-generation solution with standards-based interoperability across learning tools, a scalable system including maximal configuration options, a company we highly trust and respect, and an acceptable price tag. Kuali promises a better solution in each of those aspects."
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Pat Burns
VP of IT
Colorado State University
"The Kuali Research interface is so much more intuitive than our previous system, and the time to train end users has been cut in half."
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Janet Simons
Director of Research Policy
University of Maryland - Baltimore
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Kuali Research was designed in partnership with more than 50 colleges and universities, including:

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