Getting Started

For investigators new to research, starting at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, or embarking on a fresh project, this section provides answers, resources, and guidance to support you. Learn about starting your research, finding funding, submitting and managing grants and sponsored projects, obtaining necessary approvals, commercializing discoveries, and accessing required training.

Research Roadmap

The Research Roadmap is a central hub for navigation of the Mount Sinai Health System research enterprise. 

Research Listserv

To receive important Icahn School of Medicine news and information targeted to researchers and their staff join the research administration email messaging system, the Research Listserv.

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If you have a message you want to send through this listserv, submit a Research 411 Portal - Communication Support request.

Researcher Start-up Table and Required Training

For a role-based list of the first steps to getting started with research at the School, select one of the following:

Protocol Review Wizard

To help you determine which regulatory reviews or approvals are needed, use the Protocol Review Wizard, which links to all required application, internal and external resources, contacts, deadlines, and meeting schedules for applicable boards.

Agreement Navigator Tool

To learn how to route and obtain approvals for your agreements, use the Agreement Navigator Tool.

Transferring a Grant

Policies and procedures for transferring a grant vary by funding agency. Consult with your department-assigned Grant and Contracts Office (GCO) specialist for assistance.

Finding Funding

Navigate the wide range of funding opportunities available to you through federal funding, city and state agencies, foreign governments, industry, foundations, and other non-profit institutions.

IT Systems

To help you keep up with the latest, our Research Information Technology Department provides you with research support tools, including data capture, data storage, patient recruitment, data warehouse, and information systems.

Computer Services provides a vast collection of easily accessible information derived from clinical, operational, and financial systems at the School and Health System to assist with planning and executing clinical and translational research

Find a Collaborator

To find a research collaborator, search for people, publications, concepts, and other items, using names and keywords. You can generate investigator profiles with contact information, publications, co-authors, and a list of faculty with research interests similar to yours. Publications are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources.

Find Research Services at a Glance

Research Services at a Glance links you to research administration offices (such as the Institutional Review Board and Grants and Contracts), and to institutional support services and resources for you and your research team.

Grant Application Resource Center

The Grant Application Resource Center provides investigators with information and tools to facilitate your preparation of grant applications and protocols.

Find Government Awards and Bypass Grant Applications

The MSI STEM Research & Development Consortium (MSRDC) awards are "other transactions" rather than traditional grants or contracts.  These non-competed awards bypass solicitation, allowing for a direct connection between collaborative partners and government program managers.  Submit your capabilities to get started today.