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Moderas Contributes to Research Administration Community

 

Moderas is pleased to say that we are doing our fair share...

In an effort to uphold our commitment to truly open source software we have offered to share a significant amount of our intellectual property with both the Kuali Foundation™ and theAriah Group™ to enhance their Kuali Coeus and Research offerings respectively. These contributions include enhancements to the user interface and modules as well as a large number of bug fixes.

 

Chris Thompson, president of MODERAS stated, "We remain committed to the open source community and this is our way of putting our money where our mouth is.  This contribution takes the research product well past any other current release and reflects countless hours of development efforts made by both MODERAS and our partners."

 

When organizations work together they become a powerful engine for innovation and growth.  Adopting our contributions will enhance the current research platforms and help us achieve our goal of bringing fresh new ideas to the community through the open source approach.

 

Working towards a common goal!

Sincerely,

Jen Cohen

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Moderas specializes in web based electronic research administration (eRA) solutions developed on the open source Kuali Coeus™ (KC) platform. To find out more about us click here.

Kwest ReBrand

February 27, 2015

MŌDERAS is proud to announce Kwest now has a fetching new look!

 

Don't worry, just becasue we've changed the look doesn't mean you won't still get the relevent results you expect from Kwest.  So if you're tired of wasting time sorting through irrelevant funding opportunities--sign up for your free Kwest account today! Sign Up Here.

MŌDERAS Releases CitiConnect

 

February 18, 2015

MŌDERAS is proud to announce CitiConnect; integrating your CITI Program™ with our eRA solutions.  Institutions now have the means to track and report on their staff’s training.

 

The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) at the University of Miami is a leading provider of research education content.  The CITI Program’s content addresses the needs of the entire research team: investigators, students, technicians, and administrators.  CITI’s instructional content offers curricula in human subjects research, animal research, and the responsible conduct of research, often clustering content according to subject matter, disciplinary audience, or regulatory focus.

 

MŌDERAS takes the lead on integrating the CITI and the Kuali Coeus™ platform by creating an integration that imports CITI training records directly into your eRA platform. 


“This is one the kind of development that we at MŌDERAS excel at.  It’s a simple enough integration, but it’ll make people’s lives a lot easier! That’s always our focus: simple clean design that really improves the daily activities of our community” said Chris Thompson, President of MŌDERAS.

 

CitiConnect Features:

  • Automatically connects to training records from the CITI Program™

  • Creates CITI training courses locally

  • Imports the training records of your staff

  • Shows Pass/Fail results based on course requirements and staff scores

  • Tracks pending training not yet completed

  • Enhanced maintenance to support CITI data

  • View individual staff training on IRB and IACUC protocols (soon to be added to Proposals, Awards, and COI)

  • Staff receive escalating warnings for courses renewals

  • Email notifications are sent to the system administrator providing detailed results of the CITI import

 

About the CITI Program™

The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program) at the University of Miami is a leading provider of research education content. Our web-based training materials serve millions of learners at academic institutions, government agencies, and commercial organizations in the U.S. and around the world. For more information about the CITI Program click here.

About MŌDERAS

MŌDERAS specializes in web based electronic research administration (eRA) solutions developed on the open source Kuali Coeus™ (KC) platform. Leading you forward, beyond software selection by creating a fully modular, end-to-end solution that doesn’t sacrifice functionality to be cost effective. Our solutions will ultimately afford you the ability to meet your specific and ever-changing research administration needs.  MŌDERAS has the products you need and the services you want for more effective and efficient eRA solutions.

 

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MŌDERAS Partners with AbsoluteResearch™ to Release ReKwest

MŌDERAS Partners with AbsoluteResearch™ to Release ReKwest

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

MŌDERAS is proud to announce ReKwest; a simple, intuitive, and dynamic search tool allowing access to relevant compliance guidance, regulations, FAQs, court cases, and warning letters from OHRP, FDA, CDC, NIH, DOD, DOE, and more.  Research Administrators finally have the means to tackle the complex questions, situations, and uncertainties they face daily.

ReKwest is the brainchild of Rebecca Ballard; IRB Director at a children’s hospital by day and founder of Absolute Research by night (and weekends); “ReKwest was born out of sheer necessity, I needed a way to find information quickly and to efficiently answer investigators questions, write policies, and asses risks.”

Ballard effortlessly recounts the old methods, so familiar to us all, when trying to hunt-down supporting compliance documentation--printing documents and placing them on a shelf, only to collect dust and be out of date by the time we look at them again, or saving countless links on the web…only to have OHRP or the FDA redo their website as ‘Page Not Found’ flashes on the screen.  Helplessly watching countless hours of labor lost. 

Ballard, stated her ah-ha moment was, reciting the now famous Shark Tank phrase, “there must be a better way!”  Ballard continued, “once I saw Moderas’ Kwest product (search tool for funding opportunities), I knew that together we could create something that would help others struggling with the same things I was.”

ReKwest was launched at this year’s PRIM&R AER14 conference.  Where we asked, “How do you find the critical compliance guidelines you need for the decisions you face daily?”   

ReKwest efficiently analyzes difficult to find and seemingly unrelated pieces of data instantly.  No more scouring the Internet with hopes of finding reliable answers. With ReKwest, simply type in descriptive terms for your issue and retrieve relevant results from a multitude of authoritave sources.

Get answers needed to assemble a corrective action plan, prepare for possible audits by reviewing previous auditor determinations, and inform investigators and administration about non-compliant actions by showing audit findings based on similar behavior.  Learn from the mistakes of others and generate consistency in the decision-making process making more accurate, timely, and informed decisions resulting in better overall outcomes.

Chris Thompson, President of Moderas stated “It was simple for us, really--it was a no brainer --there’s nothing out there like this!  [ReKwest] is a simple tool that will drastically enhance consistency in the decision-making process making more accurate, timely, informed decisions resulting in better overall outcomes. It’s a welcome addition to our suite of simple, clean solutions that help solve the problems research administrators face daily.”

About Absolute Research

Absolute Research is guided by the philosophy of providing the highest protections for human research participants in practicable ways. Our mission is to provide Easy-to-Use solutions to tackle the challenges and regulatory pitfalls Investigators and Research Administrators face daily. Click here to learn more about us.

About MŌDERAS

MŌDERAS specializes in web based electronic research administration (eRA) solutions developed on the open source Kuali Coeus™ (KC) platform. Leading you forward, beyond software selection by creating a fully modular, end-to-end solution that doesn’t sacrifice functionality to be cost effective. Our solutions will ultimately afford you the ability to meet your specific and ever-changing research administration needs.  MŌDERAS has the products you need and the services you want for more effective and efficient eRA solutions.

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Moderas Partners with the Ariah Group

TOGETHER. SHAPING THE FUTURE.

Moderas Partners with the Ariah Group

Moderas, the premiere provider of solutions for research institutions, is proud to announce our partnership with the Ariah Group.

 

"We believe the Ariah Group is the future of the original goals of the Kuali community, and that's something we want to be a part of," said Chris Thompson, President of Moderas.  "We're excited about their vision and the opportunity to partner with an organization that understands the value of open source and what commercial vendors can offer on a level playing field."

 

When organizations work together they become a powerful engine for innovation and growth.  The Ariah Group is building an impressive community around this product suite, and there seems to be asignificant amount of positive energy around them. Moderas is committing to providing support for the Ariah Research and Ariah Core Platform products.

 

"Moderas has been providing top-notch services and solutions to research institutions for years," stated Chris Thompson. "Partnering with the Ariah Group is part of the next generation of our vision and goals."

 

 

About Us

Moderas specializes in web based electronic research administration (eRA) solutions developed on the open source Kuali Coeus™ (KC) platform. Leading you forward, beyond software selection by creating a fully modular, end-to-end solution that doesn't sacrifice functionality to be cost effective. Our solutions will ultimately afford you the ability to meet your specific and ever-changing research administration needs.  Moderas has the products you need and the services you want for more effective and efficient eRA solutions. Kuali Coeus is a registered trademark of the Kuali Foundation.  Want to know more about us? Click here for more information.

 

 

About The Ariah Group

The Ariah Group is a nonprofit dedicated to open source. Their mission is to deliver software and associated systems, tools, designs, services, and components that collectively work together to support the needs of institutions. The Ariah community is open to participants of all kinds.  The focus will be to deliver quality open source products for Student, Finance, Library, Research, Human Resources, and Continuity Planning. Want to know more about The Ariah Group click here for more information.

 

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