Rascal - Research Administration and Compliance

Support

Service Support Contact: 
Service Targets: 

24/7 99% availability

 

Priority

Response Time

1

2 hours

2

4 hours

3

1 day

 

Service Description

Rascal provides management of data related to Research Administration and Research Compliance.
Status: 
Active

Details

Rascal provides management of data related to Research Administration and Research Compliance.  Rascal is a web-based application developed to simplify the University's research compliance and research administration processes. It is designed to help researchers and administrators manage ongoing research projects and related compliance activities here at Columbia.

Standard Service Features

ModuleDescription
IRBHuman Subject Compliance - Protocol lifecycle from researcher’s entry of study information through administrative review and approval or full committee review and approval. Also interacts with COI review process; agenda/minute builder; consent form builder.  Interfaces with Cancer Center Velos Study Management application.
IACUCAnimal Care Compliance - Protocol lifecycle from researcher’s entry of study information through administrative review and approval or full committee review and approval. Also interacts with Granite, the software responsible for ordering of animals and tracking them
Proposal TrackingProposal coversheet submission, approval routing, and tracking.
Environmental Health and SafetyHazardous Materials Registration. Required course monitoring, approvals and emailer.
HIPAAHIPAA form lifecycle from researcher submission to privacy office/board review and approval.  Integrated with the IRB module
COI

Research-wide and School of P&S annual COI form filing, protocol specific COI disclosure forms, review and compliance tracking

Testing Center

Web courses and testing framework used by all Rascal functional groups to administer training.  Integrates with all modules

Radiation SafetyRadiation Safety Use Registration. Required course monitoring, approvals and emailer.

 

Optional

Incremental support is sometimes added to add/accelerate new functionality or add new modules.

Service Eligibility

Anyone involved in research activities