What is Coeus?
Coeus is an electronic research administration system developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Named after the Greek titan of intelligence, Coeus was one of the first cradle-to-grave award management systems in the nation. The purpose of the system is to standardize processes with pre- and post-award modules that are designed to assist the research community in proposal development, log and track submitted proposals, and streamline award acquisition and management for all participants contributing to the research enterprise with the post-award modules.
The pre-award module (Proposal Development) allows for the preparation of electronic proposals (new or copied from prior works), routing to obtain internal approvals, and system-to-system submission to sponsors.
Post-award, the robust Award Module stores detailed information on awards, terms and conditions, reporting requirements, as well as the required special reviews for the award.
Complementary modules—such as Institute Proposal, Institutional Review Board (IRB), Award Budget, Subcontract, Negotiation, Report Tracking, and Conflict of Interest disclosure submission—may be utilized for compliance with other important aspects of the research administration cycle.