COEUS Technical Overview
This page is designed to assist technical support personnel who are supporting the Coeus User population throughout the campus.
What is Coeus?
Coeus is a software application licensed by MIT that supports the UM research community's needs to electronically create and route proposals to external sponsors for support of research and other projects. In particular, it supports system-to-system proposal submissions to the Federal Government (Grants.gov).
Coeus is composed of four main modules:
- Electronic Proposal Development
- Institute Proposal (Proposal Data Management)
What technologies are used?
Coeus is a multi-tiered application whose user interface, written using Java Swing GUI components, resides on the user desktop. Coeus supports a “business rule” tier that runs as Java Servlets in a Tomcat application server. The database is Oracle. Coeus desktop components can execute on both the Windows and Macintosh platforms.
Java Runtime Environment
The Coeus JWS service has been configured to automatically run using the specific JRE required by Coeus. For users running Windows, Java 6 must be uninstalled before running Coeus for the first time. Java 6 can be re-installed if needed for other programs after running Coeus once from the link in your myUM portal. A planned future upgrade of COEUS from MIT will support JRE v6. Ensure that any unneeded and duplicate versions of Java are deleted to avoid memory issues.
Coeus will run on any Windows platform that is certified to run the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version 5.0.21 (188.8.131.52) OR Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version 6.0.38 (184.108.40.206). Administrative privileges will be required to install the JRE. The JRE should automatically download when Coeus is accessed through the Portal.
Vista users working from home will need to load Java first before attempting Coeus.
Java 7 update:
- Java 7 for the Window machines has been released. Major bugs and security holes have been reported with Java 7 which makes it so that the Coeus technical teamdoes not recommend installing this software on your computer(s).
- The current release of the COEUS application will not run properly on machines that are running Java 7. If a Windows machine does have Java 7 installed, please disable it or uninstall the Java 7 software from that computer. The valid Java versions that COEUS will operate properly under are Java 5 (1.5.X.XX) and Java 6 (1.6.X.XX).
Assuming you have the most recent version of Java and you are running Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6 or 10.7, there are no known issues.
Please contact Colin Hunter email@example.com if you have any questions.
How does the user access Coeus?
To request a new Coeus user, complete the Add a User form. A polling process runs every 20 minutes to update the Enterprise Menu link for new Coeus users. Users access Coeus via a link located on the myUMB Campus Portal. Each Coeus user will receive a “COEUS” link in their Enterprise Menu options.