RASCAL is an internal, web-based suite of IT modules that was developed to simplify the University's research compliance and administration processes. It was designed internally to help investigators and administrators manage ongoing research projects and related compliance activities at the University. You may access RASCAL at: https://www.rascal.columbia.edu/
Currently RASCAL serves as the electronic system for:
- In all modules,
- Routing of electronic approval
- Transfer of relevant data from other modules (COI, Training, Certifications, Hazardous Materials)
- Document management
- Electronic approvals prior to the submission of proposals to SPA or the CTO. This includes PI certification of the proposal and departmental approvals.
- Creation of animal care protocols, human subjects protocols, hazardous materials protocols, and conflict of interest forms.