CAFE - Common Application Framework Extensible

Installing CAFE

CAFE Requirements

  • 1. CAFE must be installed on a machine with one of the following operating systems: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server.
  • 2. CAFE must be run within the private network domain which contains the SQL Server database it uses.
  • 3. If you cannot meet requirements 1 & 2 you may use software to remote control a computer which has these requirements. We may be able to offer this service for you by allowing you to remotely access our Terminal Server, which allows you to access CAFE from most computers.
  • 4. If you are developing CAFE applications, or setting up a CAFE instance for others, the following is required:
    • Visual 2010
    • SQL Server 2005 or 2008
    • SQL Reporting Services 2008
    • Infragistics NetAdvantage 2010

Download CAFE

Welcome to CAFE

Download the Installation Guide for instructions on installing Cafe on your computer

Download Guide

Click the link below to download Cafe installer and follow the instructions in the Guide.

Install Cafe

Accessing CAFE through Citrix

Uploading/Downloading Documents through Citrix with OneDrive



"I find CAFE overall the best compared to other databases I have used."
- Judy Villablanca, Associate Professor Clinical Pediatrics, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, Medical Director, NANT

"I now always plan to incorporate the very reasonable costs of development of a CAFÉ database in my new grant submissions."
- Ann S. Hamilton, Ph.D.

"I can't speak highly enough of the skill and helpfulness of the Informatics Team at USC Norris. ...Informatics developed a customized version of CAFÉ that has proved to be a perfect fit for us in seminar event planning, tracking of program participants and more."
- Michelle Levander, Director, The California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships

"Three years ago, the KSOM Research Advancement Office approached the Cancer Center Informatics Research Core (CRIC) about developing a grant awards and space occupation database for us to manage our $200M plus grant portfolio and KSOM’s 960,622 net square feet of space. (CRIC) worked closely with us to create a comprehensive database that is user friendly and invaluable in our day to day operations."
- Linda Mizushima, USC KSOM
- Janet A. Stoeckert, USC KSOM

"...Adding fields to café for capturing other unique information needed for reports can generally be done by CRIC quickly and efficiently."
- Kay Johnson

"I have found that just about any (CAFE) configuration is possible...(and) my staff members have found the databases easy to use."
- Ann S. Hamilton, Ph.D.

"The team has done a fabulous job developing the data management system and has been extremely responsive to any “tweaking” needed. As we submit our U01, I will definitely continue to use CAFÉ... It has far exceeded my expectations."
- Sharon A. Cermak
Professor of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
University of Southern California