COUHES Connect FAQs

What if I recently submitted an exempt application via paper?

  • Submit an exempt evaluation through COUHES Connect and contact the COUHES office so that the record can be destroyed.

Can I resubmit my current exempt research through COUHES connect?  

  • Yes! Most existing protocols will still qualify for exempt status under the Revised Common Rule but there is only one way to confirm! Visit couhes.mit.edu/connect to determine eligibility for exempt status.

What if an exempt research requires review due to an outside sponsor or collaborating institution?

  • Submit a Comprehensive Review application for expedited review or contact COUHES for further clarification.

Why is everyone on my protocol listed as a co-investigator

  • Default selection previous COUHES online management system. This does not reflect or affect your grant or how your group or lab functions.

What if the title of my documents (attachments) are incorrect?

  • These can be fixed in future updates.

How often is COUHES Connect updated?

  • Protocol data and actions entered in Kuali Coeus (KC) is refreshed every weekday morning. Protocols entered in KC today are visible in Connect tomorrow.
  • Updates from the Roles Database occurs once a day. Access to Connect assigned today by your Primary Financial Authorizer is effective tomorrow.
  • Exempt Evaluations are entered solely in COUHES Connect, but personnel data provided in search fields are refreshed daily from in KC. Personnel information is managed by MIT HR and fed to KC nightly, thus personnel updates are included in the daily refresh to Connect.

Why can’t I see my previous versions of documents?

  • COUHES Connect currently provides a view of the most recently approved document. Access to prior versions is planned for a future release.

Why is there nothing listed in Pending Amendments/Renewals or Pending IRB response?

  • Those cards are still in development and planned for subsequent phases.

What are pending actions?

  • This includes actions that are pending you. Only exempt functions are currently working.