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WCU now uses InfoEd for Research Administration purposes.  It is a comprehensive research administration software that will help streamline administrative processes and consolidate research administration function. The Proposal Development (PD) module has the capability to build complete proposals within the system and allow us to submit federal proposals to through a system-to-system (S2S) interface. All external grant and contract proposals are routed for approval within this module and are be managed by the pre-award team in the Office of Research Administration (ORA).

Within InfoEd’s Financial Tracking (FT) module, Principal Investigators have the ability to track and manage their grant award budgeting details in real time as well as create burn rate reports to help better navigate grant planning. All fund reviews previously prepared by ORA are now utilized in FT given the ease of access for both ORA and the PI and their administrative staff. The FT module is managed by the post-award team in ORA.

The Compliance Protocol (CP) module automates the compliance processes for the Institutional Review Board, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, and Institutional Biosafety Committee. Applications and forms are completed directly in InfoEd, instead of submitting word documents for review, streamlining the submission and approval process. The CP module is managed by the Research Compliance Office in ORA.

Training Instructions and Help Videos

Use the information below as self-help and training for how to use the InfoEd system. These trainings and instructions are being updated on a regular basis.

Proposal Development

Financial Tracking

Compliance Protocol

Additional Resources

SPIN database

to InfoEd

Proposal Development

Approving in InfoEd

Financial Tracking

Additional resources available soon.

Compliance Protocol

How to Directions


How to Upload a Document

Submitting a modification written directions


Written Directions

Written Guidance


Sample IRB InfoEd Submissions

The following sample submission documents were created by Compliance Office staff and are meant to assist new researchers in completing their IRB applications.

These sample submissions are meant for training University researchers in completing a WCU IRB submission in InfoEd. For any other use please contact the IRB office.

NOTE: Use of the content in these examples does not automatically confirm that your application will be approved. Each study and protocol is different and reviewed on a case-by-case basis under federal regulatory guidance.


Surveying Your Own WCU Students

Adult Intervention with Pre & Post Survey

Intervention with Minors

Additional Resources


SPIN is a funding database available to WCU faculty, staff, and graduate students. A robust tool, SPIN offers researchers the ability to customize funding searches and receive email alerts for tracked opportunities and active searches. SPIN includes opportunities from federal agencies, private and corporate foundations, professional associations, and other sources.

There are two ways to access SPIN:

  • Login via InfoEd. After you have logged into InfoEd, you can access SPIN in the left-hand menu.
  • You can login via the link below using the SPIN login credentials that have been set up. If you do not have SPIN credentials, please contact to have one set up for you.

Please note that accessing SPIN through InfoEd and through the login below are two different logins and so any saved searches and queries that you have will not transfer over.

SPIN login

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