New Cayuse Animal Management System Scheduled to go live on Monday, January 3, 2022.

In order to complete the system replacement and migrate all existing records, eSirius will be unavailable starting 12:00pm Wednesday, December 22, 2021. The new system will go-live at 8:00am Monday, January 3, 2022.

What is Changing?

As part of the campus-wide Research Administration Support System (RASS) rollout, the current eSirius system will be replaced with the Cayuse Animal Management system, which includes modules for IACUC Animal Oversight, Animal Procurement, Inventory, Services & Billing. The new system brings improved speed, significant security enhancements, and several useful new features.

What Should I Do Now?

If you’ve started an amendment in eSirius that is no longer needed, please cancel it before December 22nd! All data from the current system will be migrated to the new system and validated. If you have old amendments that you no longer need, please cancel them. This will make the migration and data validation process easier.

I have Time Sensitive Tasks to Complete in eSirius During the Break

If you need to place any animal orders before the end of 2021, please be sure they are placed by December 20th. Ordering will resume on January 3rd in the new system. For all other animal related needs, speak to your facility manager to ensure all needs are met during the break.

During the Cornell break, the IACUC office is closed and eSirius will be unavailable. This is the ideal time for the project team to complete the upgrade and data record migration.

What Happens on January 3rd?

On January 3, 2022, you can log in to the new system with your Cornell NetID and NetID password at this new URL: You will no longer be required to login to the VPN when off campus. Please be sure to update your bookmarks with this new location.

The upgraded system will look and feel different. We have training and support ready to help.

Training and Support

Michael A. Tracy ( will send an email to all eSirius users before 12/23/21 with details of training opportunities, videos, and documentation that will be available to you.

Regular office hours via Zoom will begin after January 3, 2022 to offer one-to-one support.

For help, questions or feedback about the system, contact the Research Administration Information Services (RAIS) team at: 
For questions about the upgrade project, contact: Kristin Campagnolo, RAIS Program Manager at

Notes on the RASS Project

The RASS project is a campus-wide, complete overhaul of the systems Cornell uses to support research administration. After the successful implementation of the Sponsored Projects portion of the project, the next phases will bring upgrades to the systems used for compliance, including IACUC, IRB, IBC and COI.

The project timeline is maintained here:

The RASS project has already simplified and improved many procedures involved in sponsored projects. When the project is completed, Cornell will have a modern, integrated, and simplified tool supporting our research enterprise.

Published on: Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - 10:27am