Notre Dame Research Administration (NDRA) supports the University research community on the use of more than 100 different internal and external software systems used for proposal and award activities.

Internal and External System Support

NDRA is experienced with using many types of external systems used in proposal and award activities and is available to provide support on systems related to submitting a proposal or managing a grant, including, and more.

Cayuse is the University’s system of record for research administration and is used in proposal preparation, routing, and submission of grants, as well as award management. Its database includes all submitted proposals and awards from July 2008 onwards, as well as preceding awards for related projects. 

Notre Dame principal investigators can log into Cayuse (using a Notre Dame NetID and password) in order to securely enter information about research subjects, intellectual property, export control, and conflict of interest.

The research team can review and confirm the proposal is ready for submission, as well as review information at the award stage. Chairs, Deans, Directors, and other University leadership can use Cayuse to review and authorize proposals within the relevant College, School, Department, Center, or Institute, while Business Managers, with approval, can also gain access to review relevant proposal and awards.

Research Activity Reporting

NDRA can prepare tailored reports on research proposals, awards, or expenditures.

Meet the Team

  1. Theresa Hall

    Research Business Intelligence Director

  2. Shannon Marien

    Research Business Intelligence Analyst

  3. Kevin Mikel

    Research Business Intelligence Analyst

  4. Liz Rulli

    Associate Vice President for Research

Need More Information?

For more information on any of the systems support services or reporting, please email the Research Business Intelligence Team at