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Systems, Tools and Resources

Learn more about the various systems, tools, and resources we offer for research administration.

UCSD Sponsored Research Systems

Kuali Research

Kuali Research (KR) is UC San Diego's campus enterprise system and serves as the official institutional record of proposals, awards, and subawards. KR integrates and aligns all elements of the research lifecycle including PI certification, detailed budgets, scope of work, Conflict of Interest, IRB, Export Controls, sponsor requirements, and other compliance elements essential for complying with Federal, State, and UC Regulations and Policies.

You can learn more about Kuali Research on the Blink page or Create a Kuali Research Record Blink page.

Kuali COI

Kuali COI is a web-based system at UC San Diego, that simplifies conflict of interest disclosures. It automates regulatory assessments, emails researchers with direct access links, and enables delegate assignments for streamlined management.

You can learn more about Kuali Conflict of Interest on our Blink Page

Kuali IRB

The Kuali IRB administration system is the research administration system for the submission and review of human subject research protocol applications.

You can learn more about Kuali Institutional Review Board on our Blink Page

Non-UCSD Sponsored Research Systems

Please Note: A Kuali Research Record is required for all proposal submissions even when using a sponsor system to submit to the agency.

eRA Commons

eRA Commons is an online interface where grant applicants, recipients, and federal staff at NIH and grantor agencies can access and share administrative information relating to research grants.

Principal Investigators and postdoctoral personnel funded by NIH are required to be registered with the Commons and to include their Commons user name in their proposals.

To learn more about eRA Commons visit our Blink page


The Electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP) system is used to submit pre-applications for the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) of the Department of Defense (DoD).

NIH Assist

The Application Submission System & Interface for Submission Tracking (ASSIST) system is used to prepare and submit applications electronically to NIH and other Public Health Service agencies.

You can review resources and guides for NIH Assist on our Blink Page

Using the system makes it faster, easier, and more cost-effective for grant applicants to electronically interact with federal grant-making agencies

NIH Paper Submissions

Although the NIH has multiple electronic submission options, sub-award applications and a few non-standard applications still require paper applications to be submitted.

To learn more about NIH Paper Submissions at UCSD you can visit our Blink Page


ProposalCentral enables researchers to tap into funding, get credit for their contributions, and realize the full potential of their scientific efforts.

The Proposal Submission System is now the official system for NSF proposals. The National Science Foundation strongly urges proposers to prepare and submit all eligible proposals in now, to support a smooth transition from FastLane proposal preparation and submission to in January 2023.


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