Obtain Approvals

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai maintains the highest standards for transparent and ethical conduct of research, in compliance with federal, state, and international guidelines and regulations. For this reason, you will need to be approved to work with biologics, animals, and/or human subjects. We process these approvals using electronic forms.

What are InfoEd and Ideate?

InfoEd helps us internally route and manage all research and sponsored project applications. We also use it to electronically submit applications for competitive National Institutes of Health (NIH) single projects, and other federally sponsored projects. We call these projects System to System Submissions, or S2S.

We are in the process of changing over to Ideate, a logic-driven, user friendly system, which manages the electronic submission process for IACUC and IRB approvals.

How can I receive training in these software systems?

If you are on campus, you can arrange training using our open help calendar.  If you are off-site, you can arrange training by emailing InfoEd@mssm.edu or visiting Training Policies (Available from campus).

What platforms and browsers work best with InfoEd and Ideate?

InfoEd is compatible with all leading browsers. Ideate works best with the Firefox browser.

How do I access InfoEd and/or Ideate off campus?

You can access InfoEd off campus through the program's secure server. You need a VPN Tunnel account to access Ideate off-site.

How do I obtain a username and password?

If you are accessing the network from the Mount Sinai campus, request a research username and password through Mount Sinai's online ticketing system (Select "Ideate-New User Request" from the drop-down menu).  If you are off site, email ideate@mssm.edu for a username and password.

How do I change or reset my password for Ideate and/or InfoEd?

If you are on campus, request a research password reset through Mount Sinai's online ticketing system (Select "Ideate-Other" from the drop-down menu).  If you are off site, email ideate@mssm.edu to reset your password.