The listed “Lead Unit” on an IACUC Protocol designates the Department Head approval that will be obtained when submitted for review.  The Lead Unit will default to the Principal Investigator’s Primary Unit.  Coeus will automatically apply the appropriate Department Head approval map to the unit listed as Lead.

noteNOTE:  Units are automatically assigned by the system to each Investigator and Co-Investigator added into the Investigator/Study Personnel screen.  The assigned unit is pulled from the Success Factors profile of the named PI.


1. The Investigator/Study Personnel screen must be open


2. Click on the name of the currently listed Principal Investigator to open their Person details

3. Next to the “Unit” field, click the Search link


4. Complete a standard Coeus Unit search

5. From the Search Results List, click the new department to designate as Lead

6. Click “Save”.  The Departmental Approval Map for the newly assigned unit should now apply when submitted for review

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