SAGE Release History 2017-2021

Below are the dates of our project and maintenance releases for the years 2017-2021.  Not included are production support patches that may have gone out intermittently in response to urgent needs.

Review the SAGE Product Updates for more detailed information on features and fixes for any of the release dates below. The updates are generally linked from the Release Description.

Release History for

2021 Releases Delivered

Release Date Release Description
September 2, 2021 September 2021 Advance Maintenance Release
June 22, 2021 Advance Budget Request Approval Change
June 8, 2021 Advance Budget Requests Streamlining

  • Advance eligibility determined by system
  • New design for ease of entry
  • Electronic routing replaces paper approvals and expedites SFI reviews
  • Streamlined business unit processes
  • Prepares for future Workday forms and processes
  • GIM 9 alignment with new process
April 21, 2021 SAGE Maintenance
February 25, 2021 SAGE Maintenance

  • APL Fixed Fee
  • Sea Pay

2020 Releases Delivered

Release Date Release Description
December 17, 2020 SAGE Maintenance
October 6, 2020 SAGE Maintenance
August 19, 2020 SAGE Maintenance
June 25, 2020 SAGE Budget Redesign
May 5, 2020 SAGE Grant Runner Forms F
January 8, 2020 SAGE Maintenance Release

  • Session Timeout Handling Improvements

2019 Releases Delivered

Release Date Release Description
Sept 26, 2019 SAGE Maintenance Release

  • SAGE eGC1: New Project Types Added: Cooperative Agreements & Other Transaction Authority
  • SAGE eGC1: Layout Improved for Non-Fiscal Compliance Question Review
  • FIDS: SFI Entity Type Updated: Foreign Government/Institute of Higher Ed
  • Post-Award Change (PAC) Updated in SPAERC, SERA & Campus Notification
  • AUMS Renewal Reminders Automated
July 31, 2019 SAGE Maintenance

  • Sponsor Deadline Added to eGC1 Approvals Section
  • PI Assurance Statement Updated with Multiple PI Guidance
  • Application PI Added to Priority Email Notifications
  • Non-UW Authorized SAGE Users Can Now Create New eGC1s
  • PI Titles Removed from Cover Letter to Sponsor
  • Updates to SAGE Budget Salary & Wage Details
  • Federal Agency on Grant Runner SF424 Populated from Opportunity Data
  • Ergonomics Questions Added to AUMS Application
May 21, 2019 SAGE Budget Maintenance

  • Personnel entry improvements
  • Budget reporting/export improvements
  • F&A setup improvements
  • Copy budget improvements
  • Copy expense feature
Feb 20, 2019 General SAGE Maintenance

  • Grant Runner Budget Sync performance improvements
  • Grant Runner proposals can route with Grants.Gov and NIH errors when RTS=No
  • Prefix and Suffix added to SAGE Budget
  • Hyperlinks added to task lists for easy eGC1 to SAGE Budget navigation
  • SAGE Budget usability improvements
  • SPAERC routing and cycle view updates
  • Other minor updates across SAGE Suite
Jan 17, 2019 Budget Rounding Revisions

SAGE Budget will convert its rounding approach to round-up on tie (like Excel) and to sum up the rounded line item values in totals and sub-totals, when the budget property is set to round. This will bring SAGE Budget totals in sync with the federal RR Detailed Budget totals when budgets are connected, and make for easier Excel comparisons.

2018 Releases Delivered

Release Date Release Description
Nov 28, 2018 Grant Runner Budget Sync Feature

  • Sync SAGE Budget data with Grant Runner RR Detailed Budget form
Oct 11, 2018 Grant Runner Improvements

  • Updates to conform with V2 header to support applications via and NIH.
Sept 27, 2018 SAGE Maintenance Release

  • New links to MyResearch from your eGC1
  • Funding Action changes to add clarity to award terms and conditions
May 17, 2018 SAGE Compliance Release 2

  • Compliance question and form layout revisions, to improve clarity and usability
  • Zipline and Hoverboard integrations to pull protocol data through to SAGE
  • Provide a more direct way for Principal Investigators to access Compliance questions in SAGE
April 10, 2018 SAGE Grant Runner Improvements

  • NIH Required Fields Added to HSCT form
  • eGC1 Data Sync Improvement with Grant Runner Forms
  • Improved Accessibility for Keyboard and Tab Order Functionality
  • Error Messages Enhanced
03/08/2018 SAGE Grant Runner Release

  • Import data into Human Subjects & Clinical Trials form in Grant Runner
  • Provide warning on eGC1 when Application PI or Multiple PI does not have an ASTRA role
  • Support for Fellowship Grants
  • Update person web service version
01/25/2018 Grant Runner Maintenance

  • Human Subjects & Clinical Trials Form Usability Improvements
  • Required Fields for Study Import from PDF
  • Improved Clinical Trial Required Fields Logic for HSCT Form

2017 Releases Delivered

Release Date Release Description
12/21/2017 Grant Runner Update: FORMS-E

FORMS-E updates, necessary for NIH proposal submissions with due dates on or after 1/25/2018.

  • Update of all existing Grant Runner forms to include FORMS-E
  • Introduction of the new Human Subjects & Clinical Trials form
11/07/2017 SAGE Maintenance:  Budget Updates

Based on user input, this maintenance release will address high priority issues and pain points in the SAGE Budget module.  The updates will include:

  • Fixes to cascading behavior on the Period Updates screen
  • Creation of a new setting to allow users to turn salary cascading OFF.  By default it will be ON.
  • Improved decimal handling to fix truncation issues and allow flexibility to store decimals in amount fields while viewing the figures as whole numbers.
  • Fixes the update salaries feature to no longer reset the Inflation Rate
10/17/201 SAGE Compliance Improvements

Part I of II releases focused on streamlining and improving compliance question content and system usability.  Key highlights include:

  • Remove compliance questions no longer needed
  • Relocate fiscal compliance questions to the Budget page
  • Relocate other administrative questions to Details and Personnel sections of the eGC1
  • New Locations page allows more detailed identification of sites where research is proposed to take place. This page will also include the Space Planning and International Involvement questions.
9/12/2017 SAGE Maintenance: Personnel Roles and Approvals

Included in this release are the following updates:

  • Introduction of a new “Application PI” role
  • Flowing the Application PI to the Grant Runner forms
  • Adding Application PI to the approvals grid
  • Adding Multiple PIs to the approvals grid
  • Receipt of approval email notifications for both Application and Multiple PIs
8/8/2017 Grant Runner Updates

  • NIH Career Development Opportunities are now supported
  • Expansion of NIH validations on individual form check for errors
  • PDF printing of individual forms now matches the NIH format present on the full application PDF
  • Preliminary FORMS-E work
  • Minor bug fixes

SAGE Maintenance Updates

  • OAW is no longer an automatic approver on Non-Competing eGC1s
  • Various bug fixes
7/5/2017 SAGE Integration with Workday

  • Updates to person search throughout SAGE
  • Updates to SAGE Budget to accommodate new workday data structure for personnel, positions, wages, and benefits.
  • Relocation of Additional Organization Approvers to PI, Personnel and Organizations page
6/7/2017 Grant Runner Update

  • NIH validations now included in Grant Runner
  • Revised Check for Errors page
  • Single PDF of all sponsors forms available
2/21/2017 SAGE Subawards – Final Release

This was the 3rd and final release for the Subawards in SAGE project.  This release focused on:

  • Creation of a Managed Access page, for adding additional user permissions to a given subaward
  • Expansion of the Subrecipient Profile for OSP use
  • Performance and validations improvements