InfoEd

About InfoEd

InfoEd is Northwestern's enterprise electronic research administration tool for proposal development and submission (Proposal Development module) and award administration and data collection (Proposal Tracking module).

Change Requests

All post-submission and post-award requests are executed in the InfoEd Change Request module. These includes budget modifications, personnel changes, and requests for new subcontracts and subcontact amendments. Users with InfoEd access automatically get access to the Change Request module.

InfoEd Training & System Resources

Common Problems

Submission Requirements by Sponsor and Proposal Type

InfoEd Proposal Development (PD) is required for the internal routing and approval of all sponsored research projects (grants and contracts).  Most grant proposals that used to be prepared using Adobe forms and submitted via Grants.gov must be prepared in, routed, and submitted using PD (no Adobe forms necessary).  The chart below details types of proposals and the tools required for their preparation and submission.
Sponsor
Proposal Type
Prepared in / submitted from
Routed / Approved in
All Federal sponsors not explicitly listed below
New / Competing Renewal
PD
PD
NSF
New / Competing Renewal
Fastlane
PD
NEH
New / Competing Renewal
PD
PD
Complex Federal proposal types that cannot be submitted via Grants.gov
New / Competing Renewal
Paper
PD
Non-federal proposals
New / Competing Renewal
Per sponsor guidelines
PD
All sponsors
Non-competing continuation (progress report)
Per sponsor guidelines
PD optional
(except NIH)

Access to Data and Reporting

InfoEd gathers a rich set of data on sponsored research transactions that can be accessed by faculty and departmental staff through the Cognos Reporting tool. For more information please see the InfoEd Report Inventory.