Columbia University's RASCAL

Research and Compliance Administration System
Columbia University's RASCAL - Research and Compliance Administration System



RASCAL is 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.

Who Can Use RASCAL?

Any Columbia University Employee who has a Columbia UNI (University Network ID) may use RASCAL.

Additionally, Columbia research employees may include additional non-Columbia personnel, when appropriate, as affiliates within their research projects. Individuals affiliated with a Columbia University research project may request a Columbia UNI. Once granted a Columbia UNI, a user may access RASCAL and perform tasks within RASCAL.

What Can I Do With RASCAL?

Currently RASCAL serves as the electronic system for:

  1. Submission of Human Subjects Protocols to the University's Institutional Review Board
  2. Submission of Animal Care Protocols to the University's Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
  3. Submission of Hazardous Materials appendices to the University's Safety Officers
  4. Submission of HIPAA forms to the HIPAA Compliance Office
  5. Training and Certification for Environmental Health and Safety and Other Compliance Requirements
  6. Declaration and review of Conflicts of Interest
  7. Submission of Grants coversheets for Sponsored Projects and Clinical Trials
If you have a Columbia UNI you will be able to create protocols, create appendices, fill out a conflict of interest disclosure, access available training and associated certification tests, and create HIPAA forms. If you need special administrative access you should access the administration section of Rascal to find out more about requesting additional access.

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