Application Information

All sponsored project applications and a subset of ISMMS supported projects are prepared in InfoEd and routed for approval through the department(s) in which there are key personnel each year of the project.  Please review GCO’s complete submission requirements including exceptions here.

All sponsored projects must be submitted through InfoEd and reviewed by the GCO before submitting to an external funding agency, including those where an institutional signature isn’t required.

InfoEd is the software program the Icahn School of Medicine uses to internally route and manage all research and sponsored project applications excluding BRANY projects.

InfoEd is also used to submit competitive, single project National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other federal sponsored projects electronically to these agencies. These applications are called “System to System Submissions” or “S2S” applications.  InfoEd is the system used to transmit the application directly to the extramural funding agency.

All other applications are referred to as “Non System to System Submissions” or “non-S2S.” For non-S2S applications, the system is used internally at ISMMS only and not to submit the application to the extramural funding agency.

The Principal Investigator (PI) or his/her delegate must create an Investigator Form (IF) on Sinai Central for every project (e.g., new, yearly renewals, supplement requests, no cost extension applications) each project year except for 1) final reports submitted to the Grants and Contracts Office (GCO) and 2) BRANY projects

To access the COI and S&D forms, login to Sinai Central; go to GCO, Investigator Forms. Click on the instruction links below for policy, procedure, and technical information. The instructions include information on who is required to complete the forms.


Includes GCO, Finance, COI, and other related application information

Tip: GCO forms in .xls format work best and should be downloaded using Chrome and not Firefox

Other Support includes all resources made available to a researcher in support of and/or related to all of their research endeavors.

  • This includes resources and/or financial support from all foreign and domestic entities that are available to the researcher.
  • This is regardless of whether or not they have monetary value.
  • This is regardless of whether they are based at the institution the researcher identifies for the current grant.

GCO Resources
NIH Resources
NSF Resources
DOD Resources

GCO Resources



Forms and Checklists

Other Support Template

Visit the Other Support SharePoint Site to access the new templates, samples, shared folders, and instructions.

Features include data entry of standardized information, ability to customize and further tailor, for use with Mount Sinai only appointments, Multiple Research Appointments (MRAs) or Dual ISMMS – VA Appointments, and shared access with research team, departmental administration, and the GCO.

For technical assistance with the OS Templates please submit a Research 411 Ticket .

NIH Resources



Other Support

Please visit the NIH webpages for additional resources.

NSF Resources

DOD Resources

National Institutes of Health (NIH) requires a data management and sharing plan effective for competitive grant applications for due dates on or after January 25, 2023.

NIH Guidance, Policies and Resources

NIH Training

Mount Sinai Resources

Other Resources

NIH Guidance, Policies and Resources

NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy Website

NIH’s Data Management and Sharing Policy Site is organized into the following 3 sections:

Below are additional NIH resources.

NIH Training

Mount Sinai Resources

Data Storage Options Prior to Sharing

Software Storage Option Prior to Sharing

Research Data Retention Requirements

Data and Software Sharing Repository Guidance and Resources

Visit the NIH site for Selecting a Data Repository for more information. For information on repositories that can accommodate project data that may need to be controlled/restricted or embargoed/delayed, see Repository Selection - Research Data Management and Sharing - Levy Library Guide.

Preparation Tools
DMPTool is a free, open-source, online application that helps researchers create data management plans (DMPs).  These plans are now required by many funding agencies as part of the grant proposal submission process. The DMPTool provides a click-through wizard for creating a DMP that complies with funder requirements.

NIMH/NIAAA Cost Estimator Tool
This cost estimator tool may be useful for projects that involve extensive work with sensitive human data and that have highly specified finder requirements.

Please read this series of communications regarding how Mount Sinai can help you with your DMSP.