First Advisor

Nims, Michael


College for Professional Studies

Degree Name

MS Computer and Information Technology


School of Computer & Information Science

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

76 pages


The Internet and electronic commerce have opened up new opportunities for efficiency in research administration. Public Law 106-107 or the Federal Financial Assistance Improvement Act signed on November 20, 1999 and the President's Management Agenda have formally charged federal grant-making agencies with creating a single electronic system to find and apply for federal grant opportunities. In response to this directive, recipient organizations will need the ability to electronically prepare and submit proposal information and receive funding data from the sponsoring agency. This project reviews the implementation of a software package, MIT's Coeus Grant Management System, as a solution to the need create a proposal on line, obtain internal approval and subsequently submit it to a sponsoring agency. The goal of this project is to provide a software solution for creating a proposal, performing institutional on-line review and approval of the scientific narrative and budget of proposals and generating a dataset to upload to, the central web site established for all government proposal submissions. MIT has developed their Coeus Grant Management System to assist their departments, laboratories and research administration offices in proposal development and pre- and post-award management. Coeus is a client-server application developed in Powerbuilder and Oracle. It is available for both Windows and Macintosh platforms and is further being developed for a JAVA component. The Internet and electronic commerce have made information and the sharing of ideas more accessible and streamlined. A successful implementation of a program to conduct research administration business with will increase efficiency, minimize administrative burden and enhance the search for funding opportunities.

Date of Award

Spring 2005

Location (Creation)

Denver, Colorado

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