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Electronic Research Administration (eRA) Project

The modernization of core research infrastructure is essential to support GW’s vibrant and growing research community. In response to GW's strategic initiative to enhance the research experience and feedback gathered during the faculty-led research ecosystem review, the Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR) is spearheading the implementation of myResearch, an enhanced electronic research administration (eRA) tool.

When fully implemented, myResearch will be GW’s integrated online system for proposal development and sponsored award management.


myResearch Overview

What you need to know about GW's new electronic research administration tool.


myResearch will Replace Cayuse

Beginning Tuesday, February 22, 2022, individuals will login to myResearch to complete activities they would ordinarily accomplish in Cayuse424.

The team has timed the launch of myResearch to minimize disruptions. However, there will be a brief downtime in proposal submission to ensure a successful transition.

Cayuse Wind Down

February 16, 2022 is the last day to enter, review, and submit proposals in Cayuse.

Proposals due on or before Feb 25 should be fully routed and marked submitted in Cayuse by this date.

Proposal documentation can be downloaded through March 2022.

Blackout Dates

February 17-21, 2022

During this period, users will not have access to edit proposals in Cayuse and will not yet have access to create proposals in myResearch.

Data migration occurs.

Contact pre-award staff to discuss proposals due during or right after the blackout period.

myResearch Available

February 22, 2022

Any proposals due after February 25, 2022, should be submitted and routed through myResearch.

Training begins in January 2022.


Get Ready for myResearch

Here are some important updates and actions that you can take to get ready for myResearch:

Plan Your Proposals

  • There will be a planned blackout period from February 17-21, 2022 during which proposals cannot be submitted. These dates were selected to coincide with the Presidents Day holiday and to avoid major sponsor deadlines that the university is aware of. The blackout period includes two business days.

  • If you are working on a proposal with a due date during the blackout period or in the days immediately afterward, or if you have an NIH resubmission due in early March, please alert your department, pod and OSP staff as soon as possible. We strongly recommend that investigators with proposal due dates between February 17 and February 25, 2022 act as if their deadline is on February 16 to avoid any issues with timely submission.

  • The GW community can begin using myResearch on Tuesday, February 22, 2022.

Download Your Data from Cayuse

  • Cayuse will no longer be available to users after March 2022 (and is read-only after Feb 16, 2022). If you want to retain your proposal documents (e.g., budgets), you must download them from Cayuse soon.

Attend Training

  • Keep an eye out for training announcements in early January. Sign-up for training and encourage your colleagues and teams to do the same.

Help us Promote myResearch

  • Request a presentation, download a promotional powerpoint slide, or add myResearch to your e-mail signature. Learn how you can help promote myResearch to the campus community.


View the myResearch FAQs for more information



If you have any questions or feedback about myResearch, please email us at [email protected].