SDSU and SDSU Research Foundation provide computer access to faculty and staff to facilitate the conduct of business. Users are responsible for observing the policies related to the use of all internal and external computers or networks.
SDSU AztecLink Account
E-Mail & Calendar - SDSU Google
SDSUid – Coming Soon
SDSURF ID & SDSURF Self-Service Center
InfoEd Proposal Development & Tracking
Workforce Time & Attendance
PI Profile System
Employee Gateway System
iCIMS Talent Acquisition & Management
FileX – Encrypted File Sharing
SDSU Intranet Sharepoint Site
Zoom Web Conferencing
As part of the new hire process, you will be assigned a RedID, a unique identifier that is used throughout SDSU and SDSURF systems. You can find your RedID on your SDSU ID card or by querying the RedID kiosk: https://sunspot.sdsu.edu/pubred/alt_kiosk.main
Your AztecLink account synchronizes with your SDSU Google Apps account. Once you establish your AztecLink account in the SDSU AztecLink Identity Manager and create login credentials, the SDSU Google Apps will use your AztecLink account for authentication. Your e-mail ID (e.g. email@example.com) will be used to access the SDSU/Google e-mail and other services.
Use AztecLink Identity Manager to claim your account, change your password and manage your AztecLink account. To provide enhanced security, your password will expire every 180 days (six months). You will receive an e-mail reminder about password expiration and changing your password.
SDSURF Policy prohibits the sharing of your password with anyone, including supervisors.
E-Mail & Calendar - SDSU Google
All active SDSU Research Foundation employees are eligible for an e-mail account in the Campus Google system. As part of the employee onboarding process, an account will be requested in your name. The day after you have completed your new hire paperwork, you will receive an email from the SDSU ETS helpdesk with a registration code to claim your account and detailed instructions on setting up a password and security questions. If you are a current or former SDSU student and already have an account you will be issued a different “work” e-email address so that you can easily manage personal and business communications. Additional information about SDSU Google services is available at http://ets.sdsu.edu/helpdesk/faqs.htm.
Once your account is active, you can login to the main Google mail interface at https://mail.google.com. Make sure to login with your full e-mail address and AztecLink password.
Additional information on accessing your e-mail account, including tips on using Outlook and Google's webclient are available on the Google Tips web page.
If you have any questions, please contact the Research Foundation Service Desk at 619-594-6931 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: your new hire paperwork must be processed in SDSURF Human Resources before receiving an account. SDSURF Human Resources can be found on the 4th Floor of the Gateway building on SDSU campus. Human Resources can also be reached at 619-594-4139.
All new employees are automatically provided an SDSUid. After Human Resources has processed your new paperwork, you will receive an e-mail from email@example.com with a registration code and instructions on how to claim your account. SDSUid is your single identifier to securely access new campus IT services and can eventually become your single identifier to access all IT services, workstations/devices, and labs at SDSU. Password management is self-service and recoverable through a variety of options, all selected and managed by you. More information about SDSUid including how to manage your account and services available is available at http://it.sdsu.edu/sdsuid/.
SDSURF ID / Self-Service Center
As an active employee of SDSU Research Foundation or affiliated SDSU employee, you may be assigned an SDSURF ID to be used to access many SDSURF services (FileX encrypted file sharing, central staff network permissions, and more to come in the near future.) It is not the same as your AztecLink/SDSU Google email account. To enroll in the Self-Service Center, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and request a user account. Instructions on how to enroll will be sent with your new account information. You can manage your account at https://selfservice.foundation.sdsu.edu.
InfoEd Proposal Development
InfoEd is an application designed to manage the multiple components of sponsored research in a consolidated, web–based portal. The application is comprised of various modules designed to support the full life cycle of grant activity. Each module has distinctive functionalities that support different aspects of sponsored research. The details of the individual modules are listed below.
Workforce On-line Time Reports
Workforce is SDSU Research Foundation's web-based time reporting system. You must log into Workforce daily to record time worked and submit completed time reports to your supervisor at the end of each time period (16th and last day of the month). After you have completed the new employee onboarding process you will receive an e-mail from Workforce with your userid, a temporary password and information to get you started. All supervisors with authority to approve employee time reports will also receive an Workforce account.
*NOTE: You must be processed in SDSURF Human Resources before you are eligible to work. If you have not received an Workforce account within 48 hours of checking in with SDSURF Human Resources please call 619-594-4139 for assistance.
PI Profile is SDSU Research Foundation’s secure, on-line reporting and transaction processing application created to assist SDSU principal investigators with the management of their research foundation-administered accounts. It provides current financial data on all active awards including budgets, expenditures, balances, personnel assignments, and purchase orders. Access to data is limited to authorized project personnel. To request access, please work with your supervisor and SDSURF Grant Specialist to complete the PI Profile Access Request. https://piprofile.sdsu.edu:4443/pls/pip/f?p=705:LOGIN::::::
Employee Gateway is a secure online system that allows you to view your personal employment information (e.g. emergency contact information, benefit selections, leave balances, pay stubs, W-2’s, etc.) on record with SDSU Research Foundation. It also provides links to forms, resources and contact information. Request an account: https://piprofile.sdsu.edu:4443/sdsuf_gateway_pin_request.htm
ICIMS Talent Acquisition / Applicant Tracking System
The iCIMS Talent Acquisition / Application Tracking System is available for hiring managers and is used for recruiting, selecting and onboarding new SDSU Research Foundation employees as well as requesting appointment requests for current and new research staff. To request an account, contact your SDSU Research Foundation HR Business Partner or contact the Human Resources department at 619-594-4139 or email@example.com.
To learn how to access and use the new system, please visit SDSU Research Foundation's training website to watch a previously recorded training webinar, or register for a future session. Your HR business partner will provide additional resources and training for all of your staffing needs.
(SPIN Sponsored Programs Information Network) is a searchable database containing detailed information about grant programs from more than 1,200 different federal and non–federal sponsoring agencies.
Proposal Development: Proposal applications can be developed, reviewed and submitted through the Proposal Development module. Some features of Proposal Development include uploading of proposal application documents, preparing budgets, electronic submissions to many federal sponsors, and the ability to allow project and SDSU Research Foundation staff access to their proposal applications.
FileX System – Encrypted File Sharing
FileX is a tool for securely sending and receiving sensitive files (approved method for sending and receiving protected level 1 information) and large files (including .zip files). FileX can be accessed with SDSURF ID credentials.
To request an SDSURF ID and enroll in the Self Service Center, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Instructions on how to enroll will be sent with your new account information.
Detailed procedures for using FileX are available at: https://www.foundation.sdsu.edu/pdf/cs_filex_quick_start_guide.pdf(PDF Format, 189KB)*
intranet.sdsu.edu is a SharePoint site collection for SDSU staff and faculty. Its purpose is for collaboration, document organization, and internal process management. You can access permissable content using your SDSUid.
euduroam – Secure Wireless
SDSU is a member of the “federated” eduroam WiFi network. More information is available at http://it.sdsu.edu/internet/eduroam/. You can access the eduroam network across the SDSU campus, as well as other campuses that participate in the eduroam federation, using your SDSUid credentials.
Zoom Web Conferencing
All faculty and staff have access to Zoom web conference services. More information is available at https://its.sdsu.edu/web-conferencing/.
The following software is available for research foundation/SDSU owned equipment:
- Adobe Creative Cloud
- SAS, SPSS
- Techsmith(Snag-it, Camtasia)
- Some Microsoft software (Windows 7/8/10, Office 2010/2013/2016)
Contact the SDSU Research Foundation Information Systems Help Desk at email@example.com to obtain license keys.
SDSU Enterprise Technology Client Services (ETCS) manages and distributes several site licensed software suites to the campus community. More information is available at http://it.sdsu.edu/software.aspx.
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