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InfoEd Proposal Review Workflow Changes

As of March 17, 2016, the Office for Sponsored Research (OSR) manages OSR-to-department hand-offs in InfoEd.


  • OSR and department staff now receive automatic system notifications when items are awaiting their attention
  • A history of the proposal review, including separate administrative shell and full proposal review stages, is now available in InfoEd
  • A workflow map showing where proposals are within the review process is now available in InfoEd (below)



  • Increases transparency about OSR's review process and the status of items under review
  • Increases consistency in review process and communications
  • Allows staff to see status of colleagues' work, enabling smoother coverage for absences and vacancies
  • Provides data on how long review steps are taking, to help guide improvements



Recorded Webinar: FMS502 InfoEd Proposal Development Training Curriculum


More information

Please see the Office for Sponsored Research's news item: InfoEd Proposal Workflow Implementation



New InfoEd Proposal Workflow Map


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