IS&T supports all central systems related to Research Administration. These systems are designed to facilitate governmental, fiscal, reporting, and regulatory compliance processes for research. The goal of the Research Administration service is to provide a comprehensive set of tools required to secure funding, to manage funding, and to conduct research in accordance with administrative best practices.

  • Animal Care & Use Information Systems supports the submission, review and approval of research protocols that have a direct impact on the well-being of animals and therefore are subject to approval of the Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC). Animal Care & Use Information Systems replaces the system previously used at the Boston University Medical Campus (INSPIR) and will be a new system for the Charles River Campus, which previously relied on paper protocol submissions.... more »

  • Animal Science Center Information Systems supports the productivity of researchers and staff in the animal science center integrating and accelerating animal laboratory business processes. The system enables purchasing, inventorying and tracking of animals under research with a centralized, automated system.  ... more »

  • Environmental Health & Safety Management is used by Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) for management of enterprise safety, regulatory compliance, and training. This service, provided by BioRAFT the EHS mission to provide a safe environment for students, employees, faculty, and staff as well as patients and others visiting our facilities, and to help ensure compliance with federal, state, and local codes and regulations.... more »

  • This service provides online means for gathering, storing, and reviewing information needed by the University’s Office of Research Compliance (ORC) to support Boston University’s and Boston Medical Center’s compliance with federal regulations and institutional policies.... more »

  • The Research Information Management System (RIMS) is an online application for the collection and management of research compliance information for regulatory agency and campus oversight policy compliance.... more »

  • Research Proposal Development & Management provided by the Kuali Research (KR) system is used by the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) for proposal and award tracking and reporting. Kuali Research interfaces with the University’s SAP financial system for complete financial and activity tracking. The research community is provided access to reports on sponsored research data via the BUworks Central portal.... more »

  • Research application for secure and compliant electronic data capture. May be used for simple or complex databases and participant surveys. REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) is a secure web-based application for electronic data capture (EDC) and data management.... more »