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College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences



Cayuse424 is a Web tool that streamlines the creation, review, approval and electronic submission of grant proposals to federal agencies through

e-Activity is a reporting tool that provides access to proposal, award and expenditure activity.

e-Cert is the application the university uses to comply with mandated effort certification. PIs access the application through the Profile tab in the PI Portal, research staff without a PI Portal Profile can certify via e-Cert.

                 Effort Certification and e-Cert Resources    
                 All Uncertified e-Cert Reports (Older Than 45 Days)   
                 All Uncertified e-Cert Reports

The e-COI must be completed annually by certain faculty, staff members, and students. This financial disclosure is required to comply with federal conflict of interest (COI) regulations, accreditation requirements, and OSU faculty and staff COI policies.

                 University Policy

e-MEFS provides a month end snapshot of the financial status of a project.

ePA-005 is the university’s proposal pre-approval application used by investigators submitting proposals to external sponsors. A fully-signed ePA-005 must be available to the Office of Sponsored Programs prior to proposal sign off and submission.

                 ePA-005 instructions

The e-ProjEnd report provides a list of employees appointed to projects that are close to or have passed their end dates.

PI Portal
The PI Portal provides principal investigators and their staff, department and colleges with online access to project financial information.

                 PI Portal                 PI Portal Resources                PI Portal User Guide
                 Office of Research HelpDesk