Electronic Systems

Northwestern University Systems


The Electronic Sponsored Projects Request (ESPR) system allows electronic routing of post-submission and post-award requests.  For more information go to our ESPR page.


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 for research administration, consolidating resources and making reserach administration information easy to access and use.

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.


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.


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