As an exclusively postgraduate university, Cranfield is a global leader in education and transformational research in technology and management. Its disciplines cover aerospace, agrifood, defence and security, energy, environment, management, manufacturing, and transport systems.
The diversity of these disciplines made ethics reviews a particularly complex issue. Before working with Infonetica, Cranfield had three separate ethics review processes covering its wide-ranging disciplines. Two of these three were entirely paper-based, while the other relied on an online system developed in-house.
Over time, the system administrator functionality became extremely time-consuming, and it was clearly unsustainable. Cranfield needed a streamlined and unified system that would support consistency across all disciplines – as well as a partner that could provide proactive support.