The Coeus IRB and IACUCmodules were developed to incorporate the best practices of institutes with complex hospital, clinical, and medical research management experience. The modules enable research institutions to maximize efficiency in the protocol application, and review the process by connecting the researchers, the IRB or IACUC, and other key institutional authorities charged with the protection of animals and human research volunteers.
Maintainers can set up and maintain review committees, including the composition of the committees and the committee schedules. Faculty can prepare, submit, and track protocols in a secure environment. The application also allows investigators to create and submit protocols to a committee, and then receive communication during the review process throughout the protocol life cycle.
Because the protocol can be linked within the application, pre-award ( Proposal Development, Institute Proposal), and post-award (Award) departments can easily access the protocol and grant information.
In addition to protocols KC also allows for the creation of committees, schedules, agendas, meeting minutes and batch correspondences.
The Coeus IRB was released in the summer of 2010 and the IACUC functionality will be released in early 2012.