In Brief June 2015

latest news

  • This summer, UCI will be closing the fiscal year with a new enterprise financial system.  Sign up to get fiscal closing updates by going to and subscribing to KFS-Update.
  • Faculty and staff getting their email or calendar through OIT’s Exchange service are being migrated to Microsoft’s O365 cloud service. Of almost 6400 accounts, about 3500 (56%) have already been converted.  The balance will be completed by the end of 2015.
  • Webfiles will get a security upgrade this week.  Users with current web browsers will be unaffected.

In Brief March 2015

latest news

  • Did you know the OIT Web site has a comment feature?  Click on “Site Feedback” to help us improve our on-line information.
  • Researchers are invited to join OIT’s new Research IT forum, available as a blog on UCI Sites and as a mailing list.
  • The Virtual Computer Lab (VCL) allows UCI students, faculty, and staff to access university-licensed computer applications via the Internet.

Kuali Coeus: The Future of Proposal Development at UCI


On August 6, 2012, the Office of Research (OR) and the Office of Information Technology (OIT) implemented the Proposal Development component of the Kuali Coeus (KC) system.   KC includes systems for the electronic review, routing, approval and submission of proposals to Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA).

Presently being used by a pilot group, including representatives from The Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, TEC Business Center, Biological Chemistry, UCI MIND, Advanced Power and Energy Program, Social Ecology, SPA and OIT, KC will be made available to the rest of the UCI research community this quarter.  Additional information about the roll out and training will be available in the near future.

KC is a comprehensive system to manage the complexities of research administration. It assimilates the functions of multiple existing systems into a single integrated system to better support an institution’s research enterprise. The Proposal Development component of KC, when fully implemented, will enable electronic proposal development (including budget development), proposal routing, review and institutional approval, as well as system-to-system submission of proposals to

To learn more about KC and to stay connected with the latest developments, please sign up for the KC-project listserv by sending a blank email to