Electronic Systems

Northwestern University Systems


InfoEd is Northwestern's enterprise electronic research administration tool for proposal submission and award administration.  Visit our InfoEd page for more information.

OnBase (Document Management)

The OnBase® product suite is used  by OSR to capture proposal data from InfoEd and to provide secure storage of sponsored award documentation.  See our OnBase page for more information.*

Research Portal

The Northwestern Research Portal is a one-stop-shop for research administration, consolidating resources and making reserach administration information easy to access and use.

*OnBase is a registered and/or unregistered trademark of Hyland Software, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

Federal Government Systems

eRA Commons

eRA Commons is the National Institutes of Health (NIH) web interface where faculty and staff at institutions can access and share administrative information relating to research grants. See our eRA Commons page for more information.


Grants.gov is an E-Government initiative operating under the Office of Management and Budget. The Grants.gove system that provides a centralized location for grant seekers to find and apply for federal funding opportunities and houses information on over a thousand grant programs and vets grant applications for federal grants-making agencies.

Getting Started Guide: Grants.gov Workspace


FastLane is the National Science Foundation (NSF) web interface which facilitates business transactions between the NSF and its client community. Read more on our NSF FastLane page.