"Integration of website content management has not been an integral part of the GMS (grants management system) development process, which could result in suboptimal operational efficiency and effectiveness.
"Grants management system development is effectively managed at a tactical level, but it lacks dedicated, strategic governance and oversight, which has resulted in an elongated development process and requirements conflicts."
"The new grants management system intellectual property module, currently under development, does not include provisions to address commercialization activity."
"CIRM board members and senior management do not receive regularly updated, enterprise-level performance information. The ability to evaluate performance against strategic goals is critical to effective leadership and program monitoring, evaluation, and reporting. CIRM does not currently have a formal performance reporting program."
"Data and document access are inefficient as a result of CIRM operating without a document management system.....In most cases, CIRM staff cannot access information without human interface. Information is stored in multiple locations, which are not linked or indexed."
"CIRM’s information system needs have been met by a variety of tools, including in-house developed applications, off-the-shelf applications, databases, and spreadsheets, most of which are not integrated," the audit stated.