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Kuali Research Selected by Southern Connecticut State University to Support Innovation Strategy

By January 23, 2019 No Comments

SCSU selects Kuali Research Protocols, decreasing administrative burden required to meet research compliance regulations

LEHI, UT — January 24, 2019 — Kuali Research will play an integral role in Southern Connecticut State University’s (SCSU) strategic ten-year plan to expand scholarship, creativity, research, and innovation. With the Kuali Research Protocols module, SCSU can decrease the administrative burden in the research compliance process.

The Kuali Research Protocols module streamlines the cumbersome process of ensuring legal compliance in research projects involving human or animal subjects through a user-friendly form builder and built-in committee and meeting management components. With this new software, SCSU can meet deadlines with fewer dedicated resources and a lower risk of compliance mistakes.

Already, in a few short months of operating with other modules in the Kuali Research system, SCSU has seen measurable improvements in efficiency. “The positive impact on SCSU’s organizational and infrastructure systems is clear,” said Amy Taylor, director of sponsored programs and research at SCSU. “The transition to electronic proposal development and approval has already saved more than 1,000 man hours, while proposal submissions have increased by 21 percent.” Taylor expects to see similar improvements on the research compliance side.

“It’s a pleasure to be working with SCSU,” said Kaci Foster, VP of customer success at Kuali. “SCSU is committed to reducing administrative burden for investigators, and we’re confident that Kuali Research Protocols will help them achieve that goal.”

“Our faculty loves the Kuali [Research] system; they spend less time on administrative tasks and more time writing their science – and that means better proposals with greater funding success,” Taylor said.

About Kuali

Kuali delivers administrative software built specifically for higher education to more than 180 institutions using modern, cloud-based technologies. Thoughtfully-designed software streamlines processes to significantly reduce costs and administrative burden for student services, financials, research, and continuity planning. For more information, visit

About Southern Connecticut State University

Southern Connecticut State University is a 125-year-old university currently providing exemplary graduate and undergraduate education in the liberal arts and professional disciplines. As an intentionally diverse and comprehensive university, SCSU is committed to academic excellence, access, social justice and service for the public good. For more information, visit

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