As of November 1, 2017, the School of Medicine will be transitioning to Cayuse SP. Cayuse SP is an electronic replacement to the data sheet and is designed to provide a more efficient way of capturing proposal data, approving proposals and routing proposals to Sponsored Programs Office. Inter-office mail, email or drop-box methods of proposal approval and submission will no longer be accepted as of December 1, 2017.

Please review the guidelines prior to submitting your proposal for School of Medicine (SOM) approval. Make sure to list SOM as the last unit in the approval chain when submitting your proposal. Once all of the applicable Department Chairs/Directors have approved the proposal in Cayuse SP, the system will automatically send an email notification to SOM indicating there is a pending approval. SOM requires at least 1 business day after the Cayuse email notification for review before it will be approved.

Using Mozilla Firefox, please submit your proposal here – If the link does not work, copy and paste the link in your Mozilla Firefox browser.

**For clinical trials that go to Health Systems Contracts, please follow pre-existing procedure (signed clinical trials packet submitted to SOMOR).

Overview/ useful information:

Contact Teresa Coats (, 916-703-9141) with any questions for SOM procedure clarification or any other questions.

Contact the Cayuse Rapid Response Team ( with any questions for Cayuse SP and/ or 424 assistance and cc