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This article covers the following:

Overview

You can use the Sponsor Budget Map page to understand how your SAGE Budget personnel data will initially flow to the RR Detailed Budget form.

In the (01) Salary and Wages section on the Sponsor Budget Map page, you will see one row for each person on your parent budget and any internal sub budgets.

Based on the Project Role you selected for each person in SAGE Budget, each person will map to either the RR Detailed Budget Section A. Senior/Key Person or Section B. Other Personnel.

The columns in this section of the Sponsor Budget Map are:

  • From SAGE Budget: displaying its Expense Type and Project Role
  • To RR Detailed Budget: displaying its Category and Project Role
  • Personnel Order: displaying the relative position in the Section A list for this person. Note: this column is unique to the 01 section.

Initially, you will see the personnel listed in the same Project Role order as on your SAGE Budget. Any personnel from internal sub budgets will display just after those on the parent budget, within each role.

You can adjust the default RR Detailed Budget Project Roles, except for the person who is the PD/PI. In some cases, you can change the default RR Detailed Budget Category (Section A or B).

Optionally, you can change the Personnel Order for those mapped to the RR Detailed Budget Section A by using the “Drag to Re-Order” feature (described below).

For personnel in Section B, in addition to the four default Project Roles, you can create customized ones.

Section A. Senior/Key Persons

When you first view the Sponsor Budget Map page, you will see the personnel listed in the same Project Role order as on your SAGE Budget. Any personnel from internal sub budgets will display just after those from the parent budget, within each role.

example list of personnel

Mapping Rules

The following table defines the initial mapping rules and indicates whether the default value can be edited (changed).

SAGE Budget Project Role RR Detailed Budget Project Role Can the Role Be Edited?
Principal Investigator PD/PI; if there is also an Applicant PI, then this role defaults to Faculty Only if “Faculty” role
Application PI PD/PI No
Co-Investigator Co-Investigator No
Multiple PI PD/PI No
Key Personnel Depends on the 01 sub-object code selected; defined below Yes
Mentor Faculty Yes. Note: You can map this person to Section B, if appropriate
Faculty Faculty No

If you selected Key Personnel for someone’s project role on your SAGE Budget, their sub-object code will determine the default role on the RR Detailed Budget.

01 Sub-Object Codes Project Role on Detailed Budget
10-14 Instruction & Research Faculty Co-Investigator
20-24 Auxiliary Teaching Staff Other Professional
30-34 Graduate School Student Appointments – Teaching Graduate Student
40-44 Graduate School Student Appointments – Non-Teaching Graduate Student
50-54 Postdoctoral Research Trainee Post Doctoral Associates
60-64 Classified Staff Other Professional
70-74 Professional Staff Other Professional
80-87 Temporary Staff Other Professional
88-89 Hourly Undergraduate Students
90-94 Graduate Stipends Graduate Students

As needed, you can change the role. Project Role choices for the RR Detailed Budget form are:

  • Co-PD/PI
  • Faculty
  • Post Doctoral
  • Post Doctoral Associates
  • Post Doctoral Scholar
  • Other Professional
  • Graduate Students
  • Undergraduate Students
  • Technician
  • Consultant
  • Co-Investigator

Drag to Re-Order Feature

You can use this feature to adjust the order of the personnel mapped to Section A of the RR Detailed Budget. The Personnel Order column displays the text “RR Detailed Budget Position” followed by a number, indicating that person’s place in the order.

The Application PI (if present) will display on the first row.  If your budget does not include an Application PI, then the Principal Investigator will be listed first.

After the PD/PI or Application PI (if present), the default order of the personnel entries is by Category (Section A or B) and, within each category, by Project Role with Parent Budget and Sub-Budget personnel grouped together. For example:

  • Multiple PI (parent)
  • Multiple PI (sub budget)
  • Co-Investigator (parent)
  • Co-Investigator (sub-budget)
  • Key Personnel (parent)
  • Key Personnel (sub-budget)

You can use your mouse, or the keyboard, to choose a person’s row to re-order. Move the row up or down to update the position number for that person. Note that the form can list up to eight individuals. Any additional personnel are included in the Additional Senior Key Persons attachment, described below.

Personnel mapped to Section B will have the note “Not applicable” in the Personnel Order column. You can drag them to a different position on the mapping page, but the next time you view the mapping page, the order will have returned to the Section A personnel followed by those mapped to Section B.

Any changes you make on your connected SAGE Budget or the Sponsor Budget Map page will be reflected on the RR Detailed Budget form when you view it. The ordering of Personnel on both the Sponsor Budget Map page and the RR Detailed Budget form will match the last ordered sequence you created and saved on the Sponsor Budget map page. Any newly entered Personnel, after the initial synchronization, will sort to the bottom of the Sponsor Budget Map page order by default.

Additional Senior Key Persons Attachment on RR Detailed Budget

Section A can display up to eight individuals on the RR Detailed Budget form. You must list any additional personnel in an attachment to the form. When you initially connect your SAGE Budget and Grant Runner application, SAGE will automatically generate and attach the PDF file listing any additional personnel. The file will be named to reflect the budget period. For example, the attachment for Period 3 of your budget will be named “Period_3_Personnel.pdf”. In addition, the system will calculate the Total Funds for Attached Persons value and display it.

Any time you add or remove Section A personnel from your SAGE Budget, or change their order on the Sponsor Budget Map page, the PDF attachment will automatically be recreated to reflect those changes, if necessary.

example view of section a personnel with an attachment

Section B. Other Personnel

Personnel that map to Section B are combined into the appropriate rows, with their data values totaled.

Mapping Rules

If you select one of these SAGE Budget Project Roles, the individual will be added to the corresponding role in Section B.

  • Post Doctoral Associates
  • Graduate Students
  • Undergraduate Students
  • Secretarial / Clerical

On the Sponsor Budget Map page, you can shift personnel with the Post Doctoral Associate role to the A: Senior/Key Persons section. You cannot edit the other project roles from the Sponsor Budget Map page. You would change them on your SAGE Budget.

If you select Other for someone’s project role on your SAGE Budget, that person’s sub-object code will determine the default role on the RR Detailed Budget.

SAGE Budget Personnel Sub-Object Code RR Detailed Budget Project Role Default Value
10-14 – Instruction & Research Faculty Select…
20-24 – Auxiliary Teaching Staff Select…
30-34 – Graduate School Student Appointments – Teaching Graduate Students
40-44 – Graduate School Student Appointments – Non-Teaching Graduate Students
50-54 – Postdoctoral Research Trainee Post Doctoral Associates
60-64 – Classified Staff Secretarial / Clerical
70-74 – Professional Staff Select…
80-87 – Temporary Staff Select…
88, 89 – Hourly Undergraduate Students
90-94 – Graduate Stipends Graduate Students

When “Select…” displays, you can choose one of the four existing Section B roles listed above, or you create up to six different, customized roles.

Create a Customized Personnel Project Role

Click on “Select…” in the drop-down menu and choose “Other…”

personnel row showing select in drop-down

A dialog will display where you can enter the customized name of your project role for Section B. Click Save to return to the Sponsor Budget Map page. The new project role will appear, followed by an Edit link.

create custom project role dialog

Once you have added a customized role, it will appear in the drop-down so that you can choose it for additional personnel. If you edit the customized role, your changes will apply to all personnel with that role.

RR Detailed Budget Personnel Data Sources

Section A. Senior/Key Persons

The following table describes the source data for each RR Detailed Budget field in Section A.

RR Detailed Budget Field Data Source
Name SAGE Budget: First, Middle and Last Name
Project Role Sponsor Budget Map: Project Role
Base Salary ($) SAGE Budget: Line Setup Starting Monthly Salary * 12 (annualized) * the inflation rate for the period
Calendar Months SAGE Budget: if Calendar is checked on Line Setup; from Update Periods: Person Months
Academic Months SAGE Budget: if Academic/Summer is checked on Line Setup; from Update Periods: Academic Person Months
Summer Months SAGE Budget: if Academic/Summer is checked on Line Setup; from Update Periods: Summer Person Months
Requested Salary ($) SAGE Budget: from Worksheet (01 item) period amount or Update Periods: Period Total Salary
Fringe Benefits ($) SAGE Budget: from Worksheet (07 item) period amount or Update Periods: Total Benefits
Funds Requested ($) System calculated: Requested Salary plus Fringe Benefits

Section B. Other Personnel

The source data for each RR Detailed Budget field in Section B is the same as that for Section A. In this section, the values for a given row are a sum of the values for all personnel with that specific Project Role.

  • Number of Personnel: the total number of personnel with the specific Project Role
  • Project Role: the first four rows are the fixed project roles; any custom roles you create will appear below these. There is a maximum of 6 custom roles.
  • Calendar, Academic, Summer Months: the sums of each type of person months for personnel with the specific Project Role.
  • Requested Salary ($): the sum of all Requested Salaries for personnel with this Project Role
  • Fringe Benefits ($): the sum of all Total Benefits for personnel with this Project Role
  • Funds Requested ($): System calculated: Requested Salary plus Fringe Benefits
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Overview

The Sponsor Budget Map page shows where the expenses from your connected SAGE Budget will flow to on the RR Detailed Budget form.

A link to the Sponsor Budget Map page will appear on the left navigation menu once you connect your SAGE Budget to your Grant Runner application and the RR Detailed Budget form is either mandatory for your opportunity, or you have selected it.

You may not need to use the Sponsor Budget Map page unless you have expenses that are not mapped to default fields on the RR Detailed Budget form, or you need to adjust the defaults.

Note: The Sponsor Budget Map page does not show dollar amounts. It shows you how the various expenses on your budget are categorized for the RR Detailed Budget form. For some expenses, you can use the Sponsor Budget Map to change where and how your data displays on the RR Detailed Budget form.

left navigation partial view with sponsor budget map highlighted

Data Synchronization

After the initial connection of your SAGE Budget and Grant Runner application, any data changes you make on your SAGE Budget will be synchronized with both the RR Detailed Budget form and Sponsor Budget Map page. Any changes you make on the Sponsor Budget Map page will be reflected on the RR Detailed Budget form when you view it.

Your data changes will also be reflected in the PDF generated when you select View Grant Runner forms (PDF) on the left navigation menu.

Using the Sponsor Budget Map

The Sponsor Budget Map page will initially show where the SAGE Budget expenses will appear, by default, on the RR Detailed Budget. Where editable, you can choose to shift those expenses to a different category on the RR Detailed Budget. You can also specify the order of the personnel entries for Section A. Senior/Key Persons.

The Map page includes a link to your budget, just above the first section, that displays the budget number and title. For example: B88888 GENE LAB PROJECT.

link to budget highlighted

Below the link, there is a section for each expense type (object code) on your connected SAGE Budget. By default, the sections are all collapsed when you first view the page. You can “Expand All” sections or just individual ones.

The sections you see will match those where you have entered data in your parent SAGE Budget and any sub budgets. The possible sections are:

General Section Layout

SAGE Budget data is displayed on the left side of the page, in the same order as your SAGE Budget. The RR Detailed Budget expense category to which the expense will be mapped is shown on the right side.

Each section will display a status icon to indicate the status of the data within the section. A red exclamation point indicates that there are one or more expenses from your SAGE Budget that you need to map to an RR Detailed Budget category or sub-category. A green check mark indicates that all mappings are resolved. The Participant/Trainee Support Costs section shows a gray check mark icon if one or more of the optional mappings are unresolved.

example of green check mark icon

example of red exclamation point icon

example of gray check mark icon

Adjust Expense Categories

You can change a number of SAGE Budget expense categories from the default value to another category on the RR Detailed Budget. Use the drop-down menus in the right-hand column to make changes to the default mapping between SAGE Budget and the RR Detailed Budget form. Some selections are grayed-out to indicate that the SAGE Budget object code cannot be mapped to that selection. For example, Travel costs cannot be assigned to Other Personnel.

Create Customized Categories

For some expenses that map to Section F: Other Direct Costs, there is no default sub-category. You must make a selection. These expenses are:

  • Supplies & Materials 05-47, 05-48
  • Student Aid 08-00, 08-02, 08-05
  • Unallocated 38-00

You can either select one of the existing sub-categories, or create a customized one. You can add up to 3 custom (user defined) sub-categories for Section F.

Click on “Select…” in the drop-down menu and choose “Other…” You made need to scroll down the list.

sponsor budget map expense with required sub-category

A dialog will display where you can enter the customized name of your sub-category. Click Save to return to the Map page. The new sub-category will appear, followed by an Edit link.

create custom sub-category dialog with example text

Once you have added a customized sub-category, it will appear in the drop-down so that you can choose it for additional expenses. If you edit the name of your customized sub-category, all items you associated with that sub-category will be updated.

sponsor budget map sub-category drop-down with custom entry

Participant Support Costs

You can change some SAGE Budget expense items from the default mapping value to Section E. Participant/Trainee Support Costs.

Note: If you have any Participant Support Costs, you must use the section at the end of the Sponsor Budget Map page to indicate the associated numbers of participants for those budget periods.

(01) Salaries and Wages

This section has some unique characteristics, so it is described in its own article Sponsor Budget Map: (01) Salaries and Wages. LINK

(02) Service Contracts

sponsor budget map section 02

  • By default, the expenses for this object code, on a parent budget or internal sub budget, will map to Section F. Other Direct Costs, subcategory Consultant Services.
  • You can change the RR Detailed Budget Category to either D. Travel, or E. Participant/Trainee Support Costs.
  • Within this category you can select the appropriate subcategory for your expense item.

(03) Other Contractual Services

example view of section 03

  • By default, the expenses for this object code, on a parent budget or internal sub budget, will map to Section F. Other Direct Costs. The default subcategory depends on the SAGE Budget sub-object code for the expense. Consult the table below.
  • Generally, you can change the RR Detailed Budget Category to either D. Travel, or E. Participant/Trainee Support Costs. The exception is an 03-62 expense, a subcontract sub budget. You cannot change its mapping.
SAGE Budget Sub-Object Code Default RR Detailed Budget Subcategory
00, 01, 02, 08, 11, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 29, 33, 34, 35, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44,  47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 53, 56, 62, 64, 69, 71, 72, 92, 95, 99 Subawards/Consortium/Contractual Costs
04, 06, 14, 22, 45, 46, 57, ADP/Computer Services
24, 27, 30, 32, 36, 37, 38, 75 Custom – entered by user
58, 59 Publication Costs
60 Alterations and Renovations
80, 81, 85, 87, 89, 91 Equipment or Facility Rental/User Fee

(04) Travel

example view of section 04

  • By default, the expenses for the (04) Travel object code, on a parent or internal sub budget, will map to Section D. Travel on the RR Detailed Budget form. The expense will map to either Domestic Travel Cost or Foreign Travel Cost, depending on your SAGE Budget Destination choice.
  • You can change the RR Detailed Budget Category to E. Participant/Trainee Support Costs. The subcategory will default to Travel.

(05) Supplies & Materials

sponsor budget map section 05

  • By default, the expenses for this object code, on a parent budget or internal sub budget, will map to Section F. Other Direct Costs, with the subcategory of Materials Supplies.
  • You can change the RR Detailed Budget Category to E. Participant/Trainee Support Costs, except for sub-object codes 47 and 48 “Non-Capitalized Equipment”.
  • Within the category you can select the appropriate subcategory for your expense item.

(06) Equipment

sponsor budget map section 06

  • The expenses for this object code, on a parent budget or internal sub budget, will map to Section C. Equipment, and you cannot change the mapping.
  • Additional Equipment Items Attachment
    • Section C. Equipment on the RR Detailed Budget form can display up to ten items. Any additional items must be included in an attachment to the form. When you initially connect your SAGE Budget and Grant Runner application, SAGE will automatically generate and attach the PDF file listing any additional equipment items, as needed. The file will be named to reflect the budget period. For example, the attachment for Period 3 of your budget will be named “Period_3_Equipment.pdf”.
    • Any time you add or remove equipment items from your SAGE Budget, the PDF attachment will automatically be recreated (or removed) to reflect those changes, as needed.

(08) Student Aid

sponsor budget map section 08

  • By default, the expenses for this object code, on a parent budget or internal sub budget, will map to Section F. Other Direct Costs. You will need to select a sub-category on the Sponsor Budget Map page, or create a custom one.

(10) Capital Projects

sponsor budget map section 10

  • The expenses for this object code, on a parent budget or internal sub budget, will map to Section F. Alterations and Renovations, and you cannot change the mapping.

(19) APL

sponsor budget map section 19

  • The expenses for APL Prorated Direct Costs (PDC), on a parent or internal sub budget, will map to Section H. Indirect Costs
  • The non-PDC expenses will map to section F: Other DIrect Costs. You will need to select a sub-category on the Sponsor Budget Map page, or create a custom one.

(38) Unallocated

sponsor budget map section 38

  • By default, the expenses for this object code, on a parent budget or internal sub budget, will map to Section F. Other Direct Costs.You will need to select a sub-category on the Sponsor Budget Map page, or create a custom one.
  • You can change the sub-category to any value for Section F, except Subaward/Consortium/Contractual Costs.
  • You can also change the RR Detailed Budget Category to either D. Travel or E. Participant/Trainee Support Costs.

(25) Facilities and Administrative

sponsor budget map section 25

  • The expenses for this object code, on a parent budget or internal sub budget, will map to Section H. Indirect Costs, and you cannot change the mapping.
  • The RR Detailed Budget form allows a maximum of four distinct indirect cost base/rate rows.

Participant/Trainee Support Costs

sponsor budget map participant trainee support costs section

  • Use this section to indicate how many participants and/or trainees there are for each period.
  • There will be an entry field for each period.
  • If there are not any participants in a period, leave the field blank.

April 2018 SAGE Grant Runner Release

SAGE Grant Runner

NIH Required Fields Added to HSCT

To assist researchers in filling out the Human Subjects & Clinical Trials (HSCT) form, NIH required fields are now indicated with an asterisk and red highlighting. These same fields will have validation messages when the user clicks “Show Form Errors” at the top of the form. All NIH errors and validations will continue to show when the full application is checked by clicking “Check for Errors” in the left navigation of SAGE.

eGC1 Data Sync Improvements with Grant Runner Forms

To help prevent data inconsistencies when multiple browser sessions are open, the data sync between the eGC1 and Grant Runner forms has been improved.  When you make updates to information in the eGC1 that flows through to Grant Runner forms, those updates will now automatically sync with each save/refresh of the eGC1.

Improved Accessibility for  Keyboard and Tab Order Functionality

To meet accessibility standards, all Grant Runner forms are now accessible using keyboard only functionality.  In addition, tab order has been improved to be more logical and intuitive, reducing the number of times the user has to press the tab key.  

Error Messages Enhanced

Question numbers have been added to error messages on all Grant Runner forms. This update will help users quickly identify the specific error within a form.  This will be especially helpful for longer forms such as the new Human Subjects & Clinical Trials form.

March 2018 SAGE Grant Runner Release

SAGE Grant Runner

Grant Runner Support for Fellowship Opportunities

Grant Runner can now be used for Fellowship (F) Award opportunities with the inclusion of the PHS Fellowship Supplemental Form.

Import ClinicalTrials.gov Data into Human Subjects & Clinical Trials Form

For studies where a ClinicalTrials.gov record is already present, researchers can now choose to import a subset of that data into the new Human Subjects & Clinical Trials (HSCT) form in Grant Runner. This will save entry time.  Users will now see a button next to the ClinicalTrials.Gov Identifier (question 1.5) labeled “Import from ClinicalTrials.gov”. On Import from ClinicalTrials.gov, Grant Runner will verify that the identifier is valid, and if so, will populate the HSCT Full Study with the following ClinicalTrials.gov fields:

  • Study Title
  • Conditions or Focus
  • Eligibility Criteria
  • Age Limits (minimum, maximum age)
  • Recruitment Status
  • Brief Summary
  • Narrative Study Description
  • Primary Purpose
  • Interventions (type, name, description)
  • Study Phase
  • Intervention Model
  • Masking
  • Allocation
  • Outcomes and Measures (name, type, timeframe, description)

Any previously entered data on the HSCT Full Study will be overwritten.

After import, the eGC1 preparer is free to edit any of the information as necessary.  

ClinicalTrials.gov data is NOT updated directly from SAGE. It is still the PI’s responsibility to maintain accuracy of data on the ClinicalTrials.gov site.

SAGE eGC1

Provide warning when Application PI or Multiple PI does not have an ASTRA role

When adding an Application PI or a Multiple PI on the PI, Personnel, & Organizations page, if the selected personnel does not have an ASTRA role that grants them access to SAGE, you will now receive a warning.  This information will allow eGC1 preparers to request ASTRA roles in advance to avoid delays at time of routing and approval.

Fix:  Adding the Same Person Twice in Contacts & Assign Access Results in Error

Users were getting confusing validation messages when attempting to add themselves or another person to more than one role on the Contacts & Assign Access page.  This validation issue has been resolved.

SAGE General Updates

Data Source Update

SAGE Suite will now use the new version of Person Web Service (PWSv2).  PWSv2 is commonly used in the SAGE Personnel Chooser when searching for non-UW people.

Fix: SAGE Personnel Chooser Doesn’t Always Search by Pressing “Enter” Key

In some areas of SAGE, the Personnel Chooser was requiring users to click on “Enter” to search.  This issue has been resolved and now you can search by either clicking on or pressing the “Enter” key.

 

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You must include this NIH form with your application. For descriptions of the attachments, see the specific instructions for your opportunity and OSP’s Grants.gov page.

Use the corresponding links to add each attachment. Follow the formatting and length specifications in the sponsor’s instructions for each specific attachment. All attachments must be PDFs. For general information about managing Grant Runner attachments, see eGC1 and Grant Runner Attachments.

Grant Runner File Names: All Grant Runner attachment names must be unique across all forms. The NIH allows file names that contain alpha-numeric characters, hyphens (-), and underscores (_), followed by a single period (.) and the extension “pdf” in lowercase. NIH does not allow spaces in the file name.

Introduction

1.  Introduction to Application (for Resubmission applications)

Note: This will only display for the appropriate application types.

Fellowship Applicant Section

2.  Applicant’s Background and Goals for Fellowship Training

Notes…

Research Training Plan Section

3.  Specific Aims

Required for all applications.

4.  Research Strategy

Required for all applications.

5.  Respective Contributions

Required for all applications.

6.  Selection of Sponsor and Institution

Required for all applications.

7.  Progress Report Publication List (for Renewal applications)

Required for renewal applications.

8.  Training in the Responsible Conduct of Research

Required for all applications.

Sponsor(s), Collaborator(s), and Consultant(s) Section

9.  Sponsor and Co-Sponsor Statements

Required for all applications.

10.  Letters of Support from Collaborators, Contributors, and Consultants

Required for all applications.

Institutional Environment and Commitment to Training Section

11.  Description of Institutional Environment and Commitment to Training

Required for all applications.

 Other Research Training Plan Section

Are Vertebrate Animals Used?

Select Yes or No.

12.  Are vertebrate animals euthanized?

Select Yes or No. If you answer Yes, then the following question appears:

Is method consistent with American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) guidelines?

If you answer No, then use the text box to describe the method used and provide scientific justification.

13.  Vertebrate Animals

Required for all applications.

14.  Select Agent Research

Select agents are hazardous biological agents and toxins which DHHS or USDA have identified as having the potential to pose a severe threat to public health and safety, to animal and plant health, or to animal and plant products. The CDC and the Animal APHIS Select Agent Programs jointly maintain a list of these agents at http://www.selectagents.gov/.

15.  Resource Sharing Plan(s)

NIH considers the sharing of unique research resources developed through NIH-sponsored research an important means to enhance the value and further the advancement of the research. When you have developed resources with NIH funds and published the associated research findings or provided them to NIH, it is important that the resources are readily available for research purposes to qualified individuals within the scientific community.

16.  Authentication of Key Biological and/or Chemical Resources

Required for all applications.

Additional Information Section

17. Human Embryonic Stem Cells

Select Yes if this application involves the use and/or creation of human embryonic stem cells in any portion of this research project.

If you answer Yes, additional fields will display. You will need to either use the check box to indicate that the specific cell line cannot be referenced at this time or enter the specific line(s) being used.

To enter cell line information, click on the Add New Cell Line Registration Numbers button. This will display a text box in which you can enter the cell line registration number. Click the button again to add more cell lines as needed up to a maximum of 200 stem cell lines. For more information, see GIM 36 Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research Policy and Guidelines and the NIH’s Stem Cell Registry.

18.  Alternate Phone Number

Enter a phone number.

19.  Degree Sought During Proposed Award

Select the appropriate degree from the drop-down menu and indicate the Expected Completion Date.

20.  Field of Training for Current Proposal

Select the appropriate field from the drop-down menu.

21.  Current or Prior Kirschstein-NRSA Support?

Select Yes or No. If you answer Yes, complete the additional fields.

22.  Applications for Concurrent Support

Select Yes or No.

23.  Citizen

Select Yes or No. If you answer No, the following question will display.

If no, select most appropriate Non-U.S. Citizen option

The options are: Permanent U.S. Resident Visa or Temporary U.S. Visa.

If you select “Temporary U.S. Visa” the following optional statement appears.  Check the box, if appropriate.

If you are a non-U.S. citizen with a temporary visa applying for an award that requires permanent residency status, and expect to be granted a permanent resident visa by the start date of the award, check here.

24.  Change of Sponsoring Institution

Select Yes or No. If you answer Yes, then enter the name of the former institution.

Budget Section

25. Tuition and Fees

Select Yes or No. If you answer Yes, then enter the appropriate dollar amounts for Year 1 through Year 6. The system will calculate the Total Funds Requested.

26. Present Institutional Base Salary

Enter the Amount, select the appropriate Academic Period from the drop-down menu, and enter the Number of Months.

27. Stipends/Salary During First Year of Proposed Fellowship

In part a. Federal Stipend Requested, enter the Amount and Number of Months.

In part b. Supplementation from Other Sources, enter the Amount, the Number of Months, the Type, and the Source.

 Appendix

28.  Appendix

You can upload one or more PDF documents (maximum of 10) to satisfy the sponsor requirements for this section, if your opportunity instructions specifically call for it.

January 2018 SAGE Grant Runner Release

Human Subjects & Clinical Trials Form Usability Improvements

The following areas were given some fine-tuning and polish, in order to improve the usability of the new Human Subjects & Clinical Trials (HSCT) form:

  • Display a warning message when you change the Human Subjects response from YES to NO on the Other Project Info form, to indicate that HSCT form data will be removed as a result
  • Fix defects related to navigation within the form
  • Improve usability in form display, navigation, and error messaging

Required Fields for Study Import from PDF

When importing a study to the Human Subjects & Clinical Trials form using the fillable PDF, you are now required to complete the following fields at minimum:

  • Study Title
  • Clinical Trials questions 1.4.a through 1.4.d

Obtaining the responses to these questions upon import will better enable the SAGE system to communicate clear form rules and requirements to users through validations and on-screen prompts.

Improved Clinical Trial Required Fields Logic for HSCT Form

SAGE will now use the NIH Clinical Trials Code provided with each opportunity to enable or disable relevant sections on the HSCT form.

The system will also factor in the responses to the four Clinical Trials questions (1.4.a through 1.4.d) on HSCT, to determine when the clinical trials sections should be enabled.

These updates will provide clarity for users on what sections of the form are required and which are not applicable.  The rules are implemented as follows:

  • When clinical trials are NOT allowed per the opportunity:
    • Sections 4 and 5 are disabled for entry, and
    • When you import a study from a fillable PDF which contains entry in sections 4 & 5, any data entered in those sections is removed upon import and will not be included in submission
  • When clinical trials questions 1.4.a through 1.4.d include at least one NO response, then the application is NOT considered a clinical trial, and sections 4 & 5 are disabled for entry

Form Order Update in Left Navigation

Due to the dependencies between forms, the Other Project Information form now displays above the Human Subjects & Clinical Trials form.  This helps you complete the forms is a logical order, thereby reducing confusion when opening the Human Subjects & Clinical Trials form for the first time.

Opportunity Opening and Closing Date Updates

Due to time zone differences and the date/time stamp used by NIH on the opportunities posted on Grants.Gov, the open and close dates were displaying in Grant Runner as one day earlier than on the Grants.Gov and NIH websites.  SAGE now factors in this 3-hour time difference so that the open and close dates display correctly.

Fix:  Application PI Validation on RR Detailed Budget

An issue was resolved which now allows the RR Detailed Budget PD/PI validation to work properly when an Application PI is listed on the eGC1.  The validation will now ensure that the  first and last name of the first PD/PI listed match those  of the Application PI, when present, and as shown on the SF 424.  This is an NIH requirement.

eGC1 Fix:  Printing Draft Routing Sheet Results in Error

Users will no longer receive an error when attempting to print the Draft Routing Sheet from the Certify & Route page of the eGC1.

December 2017 SAGE Grant Runner Release

FORMS-E Changes to Existing Forms

NIH will require the use of FORMS-E application packages for due dates on or after January 25, 2018.  Grant Runner now includes the FORMS-E version for the following agency specific forms.  

  • PHS 398 Cover Page Supplement
  • PHS 398 Research Plan
  • PHS 398 Career Development Award Supplemental
  • PHS 398 Modular Budget (expire date change only)
  • PHS Assignment Request
  • PHS Human Subjects and Clinical Trials Information (New!!)

Federal-wide form updates that will also be incorporated into FORMS-E packages, and which are supported by Grant Runner, include:

  • RR Budget and Subaward Budget
  • RR Other Project information

NIH Form Change Resources

Review more information on:

High level FORMS-E summary of changes across all impacted forms

NIH: New Human Subjects Clinical Trial Form

NIH: FAQS for Application Forms, Form Updates, and Choosing the Correct Forms

New Human Subjects and Clinical Trials Information Form

Grant Runner now includes the new PHS Human Subjects and Clinical Trials Information Form.  You will have the option of completing the form in its entirety directly in Grant Runner, or importing a completed PDF version of the form into Grant Runner.  Due to the length of this form, it is recommended that you preview the form in Grant Runner or in PDF format, early in the proposal development process to plan appropriately for the information collection involved.

SAGE Subawards

Subrecipient Re-Certification Status and Form

When completing the subaward request in SAGE, a prompt will display below the subrecipient’s name if their certification status is in an expired state and needs re-certification. This prompt will have a link to the Subrecipient Certification PDF form that can be uploaded in the Attachments section of the Subaward Request once completed. Attachment of the Subrecipient Certification form is not required prior to submission of the subaward request. This status prompt and link will also display in the Subaward Overview Summary section.

SAGE eGC1

Non-Award Agreement Application Types

SAGE now provides a dedicated, streamlined eGC1 format for submitting Non-Award Agreements to OSP by requiring only the set of fields necessary for these application types. You will now select Application Types “Non-Award Agreement (new)” or “Non-Award Agreement (continuation)” for the following types of agreement:

  • Confidentiality Agreement
  • Data Use Agreement
  • Memorandum of Understanding
  • Unfunded Collaborative Agreement
  • Unfunded Research Agreement
  • Affiliation Agreement
  • Material Transfer Agreement

Note that you should select “Non-Award Agreement (continuation)” to extend an existing agreement beyond the initial term.

Activity Locations Survey

We want your feedback on the new look and feel of the Activity Locations page. Click the “Give Feedback” link at the top of that page and let us know what you do/don’t like about the design as we evaluate updates to other parts of SAGE.

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This form is required for all NIH applications using Grant Runner.

Select PHS Human Subjects & Clinical Trials from the left navigation menu to open the form.

The Human Subjects Section, at the top of the form, displays the responses to the Human Subjects question from the R&R Other Project Info form. Depending on how you answered that question, you will see different sections on the Human Subjects & Clinical Trials (HSCT) form.

If you answered “No” on the Other Project Info form, then you’ll see just two items to complete:

  • The Human Specimens question
  • The Other Requested Info attachment

If you answered “Yes” on the Other Project Info form, then you’ll see

  • The Add Studies section where you can add studies
  • The Other Requested Info attachment

The Human Specimens question and the Other Requested Info attachment are described below.  Open the Adding HSCT Studies article for information on that section.

Human Specimens

human specimens question answered yes and showing required explanation attachment

If you answer Yes to the “Does the proposed research involve human specimens and/or data?” question, you will see an additional item.  Attach a PDF formatted file providing an explanation of why the application does not involve human subjects research. See your funding opportunity announcement and agency-specific instructions for additional guidance.

Other Requested Info

other requested info attachment

Attach a PDF formatted file. See your funding opportunity announcement and agency-specific instructions for additional guidance.

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You can add two types of studies to your Human Studies & Clinical Trails (HSCT) form.

Full Study

To add a full study, you can select Add New Full Study in the Add Studies section of the form to directly enter your data.

You also have the option of completing all or part of a PDF version of the full study, and then importing the PDF data into your Grant Runner application. Use the Download Blank Study Form link to get a copy of the PDF form. Once you’re done filling in the form, select Import New Study to import your PDF. You can then edit the imported data, if needed.

Note: You must include a Study Title (item 1.1) and answer all of the questions 1.4.a-1.4.d before you can import your PDF. If your opportunity does not allow clinical trials, or you have not answered “Yes” to all of the questions 1.4.a-1.4.d, then any data in your PDF for sections 4 and 5 will not be imported. For assistance in answering questions 1.4.a-1.4.d, review the NIH’s Definition of a Clinical Trial.

Navigating Full Studies

The full study part of the form is long, so we’ve given each section its own editable page. As you work your way through completing the form, you can navigate back to any higher-level page by using the breadcrumb at the top of the page. At the bottom of each page is a button to return to the next higher-level page. Sections two and four also have subsections with the same navigation choices.

The sections and subsections for the Full Study are:

  1. Basic Information
  2. Study Population Characteristics
    • Inclusion Enrollment Report subsection
  3. Protection and Monitoring Plan
  4. Protocol Synopsis
    • Interventions subsection
    • Outcomes and Measures subsection
  5. Other Clinical Trial Related Attachments

When you select Add New Full Study, the first page you will see is called “Full Study Details” as shown in the image below.

full study summary page showing five sections

This page has several items to note:

  • The breadcrumb, which on this summary page is “FORM SUMMARY > FULL STUDY DETAILS”. Use it to navigate through the parts of the study form.
  • The study title, which is initially “Untitled Study” until you add your own title in Section One.
  • The heading “Full Study Details” (with help icon)
  • The list of the five sections that make up the Full Study. Each section has a box that will change color as you move your mouse across it. Each section box contains
    • Its label, such as “Section One: Basic Information” with a “caret” to the left of the section label. Clicking on the caret expands the section in a read-only mode.
    • An EDIT SECTION link to the right of the label; use it to open the section to add or edit data.
    • An icon at the far right: a red exclamation point indicates required data is missing; a green check mark indicates that no required data is missing.
  • Below the sections list is a button to “Return to Form Summary”. Selecting this re-displays the Form Summary page.

To enter data into a form section, select Edit Section to open the page for that section. Use the breadcrumb or the button at the bottom of each section page to navigate back to the Study Details page.

Section One: Basic Information

This section contains the following fields. Please refer to your funding opportunity announcement and agency-specific instructions for additional guidance.

Field Description
1.1. Study Title You must enter a unique title that describes the study. Your title will display at the top of the each page of the study.
1.2. Is this Study Exempt from Federal Regulations?

1.3. Exemption Numbers

You must answer Yes or No to this question.

If you answer Yes, you must indicate at least one Exemption Number.

1.4. Clinical Trial Questionnaire There are four required questions. Answer each Yes or No as appropriate.  If the answers to all four questions are yes, then your study meets the definition of a Clinical Trial. For assistance in answering, review the NIH’s Definition of a Clinical Trial.

The questions are:

  • 1.4.a Does the study involve human participants?
  • 1.4.b Are the participants prospectively assigned to an intervention?
  • 1.4.c Is the study designed to evaluate the effect of the intervention on the participants?
  • 1.4.d Is the effect that will be evaluated a health-related, biomedical, or behavioral outcome?
1.5. Provide the ClinicalTrails.gov Identifier (e.g., NCT87654321) for this trial, if applicable Enter your identifier. It starts with NCT and contains 8 digits. When you select the Import from ClinicalTrials.gov button, Grant Runner will check if the identifier is valid, and if so, will populate the HSCT Full Study with the following ClinicalTrials.gov fields:

  • Study Title
  • Conditions or Focus
  • Eligibility Criteria
  • Age Limits (minimum, maximum age)
  • Recruitment Status
  • Brief Summary
  • Narrative Study Description
  • Primary Purpose
  • Interventions (type, name, description)
  • Study Phase
  • Intervention Model
  • Masking
  • Allocation
  • Outcomes and Measures (name, type, timeframe, description)

The imported data will replace any previously entered data on the HSCT Full Study. After import, you can edit any of the information as necessary.  

Section Two: Study Population Characteristics

This section contains the following fields. Please refer to your funding opportunity announcement and agency-specific instructions for additional guidance.

Field Description
2.1. Condition or Focus of Study Select the Add New Condition link to enter the name(s) of the condition(s) you are studying or the focus of the study. See funding opportunity announcement and agency-specific instructions for additional guidance.
2.2. Eligibility Criteria List the study’s inclusion and exclusion criteria.
2.3. Age Limits Use these pairs of fields to enter the Minimum and Maximum Ages. Pick the relevant time unit from the drop-down menu. If data is entered for one of these field, it must be entered for both unless you select N/A (no limit) from the drop-down.
2.4. Inclusion of Women, Minorities, and Children Add an attachment, if appropriate.
2.5. Recruitment and Retention Plan Add an attachment, if appropriate.
2.6. Recruitment Status Select a value from the drop-down menu, if appropriate. Choices are:

  • Not yet recruiting
  • Recruiting
  • Enrolling by invitation
  • Active, not recruiting
  • Completed
  • Suspended
  • Terminated (Halted Prematurely)
  • Withdrawn (No Participants Enrolled)
2.7. Study Timeline Add an attachment, if appropriate.
2.8. Enrollment of First Subject Enter an Enrollment Date, and select either Anticipated or Actual from the accompanying drop-down menu. If data is entered for one of these field, it must be entered for both.
Inclusion Enrollment Report Select the Add New Inclusion Enrollment Report link to open the subsection page.

Section Three: Protection and Monitoring Plan

This section contains the following fields. Please refer to your funding opportunity announcement and agency-specific instructions for additional guidance.

Field Description
3.1. Protection of Human Subjects Add an attachment, if appropriate.
3.2. Is this a multi-site study that will use the same protocol to conduct non-exempt human subjects research at more than one domestic site?

If yes, describe the single IRB plan

Select Yes, No, or Not Applicable as appropriate.

If you answer Yes, you must add an attachment, describing the single IRB plan.

3.3. Data and Safety Monitoring Plan Add an attachment, if appropriate.
3.4. Will a Data and Safety Monitoring Board be appointed for this study? Select Yes or No, as appropriate.
3.5. Overall Structure of the Study Team Add an attachment, if appropriate.

Section Four: Protocol Synopsis

This section contains the following fields. Please refer to your funding opportunity announcement and agency-specific instructions for additional guidance.

Note: If your opportunity does not allow clinical trials, then this section will not be editable. If your opportunity does allow clinical trials, this section will become editable once you have answered “Yes” to all of the questions 1.4 a-d.

Field Description
4.1. Brief Summary Enter a brief description of objectives of the protocol, including the primary and secondary endpoints.
4.2. Study Design This item consists of sub items a through g, described in the following table rows.
4.2.a Narrative Study Description Enter the description of the protocol.
4.2.b Primary Purpose Select a value from the drop-down menu. Choices are:

  • Treatment
  • Prevention
  • Diagnostics
  • Supportive Care
  • Screening
  • Health Services Research
  • Basic Science
  • Device Feasibility
  • Other – if you select Other, you must also enter a description for “Other Primary Purpose”
4.2.c Interventions Use the Add Intervention link to open a subsection. All three fields are required for each intervention you add. The fields are Intervention Type (choices listed below), Name, and Description. Use the breadcrumb or Return button to re-display Section Four.

Intervention Types are:

  • Drug (including placebo)
  • Device (including sham)
  • Biological/Vaccine
  • Procedure/Surgery
  • Radiation
  • Behavioral (e.g., Psychotherapy, Lifestyle Counseling)
  • Genetic (including gene transfer, stem cell and recombinant DNA)
  • Dietary Supplement (e.g., vitamins, minerals)
  • Combination Product
  • Diagnostic Test
  • Other
4.2.d Study Phase Select a value from the drop-down menu. Choices are:

  • Early Phase 1 (or Phase 0)
  • Phase 1
  • Phase 1/2
  • Phase 2
  • Phase 2/3
  • Phase 3
  • Phase 4
  • Other – if you select Other, you must also enter a description for “Other Study Phase”

Also answer yes or no to the question “Is this an NIH-defined Phase III clinical trial?”

4.2.e Intervention Model Select a value from the drop-down menu. Choices are:

  • Single Group
  • Parallel
  • Cross-Over
  • Factorial
  • Sequential
  • Other – if you select Other, you must also enter a description for “Other Intervention Model”
4.2.f Masking Type Select Yes or No.  If yes, you must also answer Yes or No to four masking types:

  • Participant
  • Care Provider
  • Investigator
  • Outcomes Assessor
 4.2.g Allocation Select a value from the drop-down menu. Choices are:

  • N/A
  • Randomized
  • Non-randomized
4.3. Outcomes and Measures Use the Add New Outcome or Measure link to open a subsection page. All four fields are required for each outcome or measure you add. The fields are:

  • Name: Enter the name of the individual outcome or measure
  • Type: Select one of the following
    • Primary
    • Secondary
    • Other
  • Time Frame: Indicate when a measure will be collected for analysis
  • Brief Description: Enter a brief description of the outcome or measure.

Use the breadcrumb or Return button to re-display Section Four.

4.4. Statistical Design and Power Attach a PDF formatted file.
4.5. Subject Participation Duration Enter the time it will take for each individual participant to complete all study visits. See agency-specific instructions for additional guidance.
4.6. Will the study use an FDA-regulated intervention? Answer Yes or No. If yes, attach a file that describes the availability of Investigational Product (IP) and Investigational New Drug (IND)/Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) status.
4.7. Dissemination Plan Attach a PDF file.

Section Five: Other Clinical Trial Related Attachments

This section has just one item: 5.1. Other Clinical Trial-related Attachments.  Use the Add Attachment link to attach one or more files.

Note: If your opportunity does not allow clinical trials, then this section will not be editable. If your opportunity does allow clinical trials, this section will become editable once you have answered “Yes” to all of the questions 1.4 a-d.

Delayed Onset Study

To include a delayed onset study, select Add New Delayed Onset Study in the Add Studies section of the summary page. Delayed onset studies are those for which there is no well-defined plan for human subject involvement at the time of submission, per agency policies on Delayed Onset Studies.

delayed onset study page

You must provide a Study Title, answer Yes or No to the Anticipated Clinical Trial question, and add a Delayed Onset Study Justification attachment for the omission of human subjects study information.

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You must include this NIH form with your application.

1. Vertebrate Animals Section

Indicate if animals will be euthanized.

If Yes, then indicate if the method is consistent with AVMA guidelines. If No, then use the text box to describe the method used and provide scientific justification.

2. Program Income Section

program income section with one budget period added

The answer to the question Is program income anticipated during the periods for which the grant support is requested displays as read-only, and is based on data you entered on the SF 424.

If you provide a value greater than zero for Estimated Project Income (in the Estimated Project Funding section of the SF 424), the value for Program Income will be Yes; if the Estimated Program Income is zero, the value is No.

When Program Income is Yes, then you must include at least one Budget Period. Click on the Add New Income Budget Period button. The page will refresh and show a budget period entry line. Enter the appropriate values for these additional fields.

  • Budget Period: select a value (1 to 10) from the drop-down menu
  • Anticipated Amount ($): enter the dollar amount for this period
  • Source(s): indicate the source of the amount

Click the Add button again to include up to 5 budget periods.

You can use the Delete link to remove any existing period.

3. Human Embryonic Stem Cells Section

Human Embryonic Stem Cells section

Click Yes if this application or subaward involves the use and/or creation of human embryonic stem cells in any portion of this research project.

If you answer Yes, additional fields will display. You will need to either use the check box to indicate that the specific cell line cannot be referenced at this time or enter the specific line(s) being used.

To enter cell line information, click on the Add New Cell Line Registration Numbers button. This will display a text box in which you can enter the cell line registration number. Click the button again to add more cell lines as needed up to a maximum of 200 stem cell lines. For more information, see GIM 36 Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research Policy and Guidelines and the NIH’s Stem Cell Registry.

4. Inventions and Patents Section (For renewal applications only)

If you indicate Yes for Inventions and Patents, you will also need to indicate if the information has been Previously Reported.

5. Change of Investigator / Change of Institution Section

Indicate whether the Investigator and/or Institution has changed.

For a change of Institution, enter the name of the former institution.

For a change of Investigator, enter the name of the former PI/PD.