Session Timeout Handling Improvements
When any open SAGE Suite application is left idle for 40 minutes (this can vary if you have other applications open that require UW authentication), users will now see an on-screen warning that their SAGE session will time out in 5 minutes without further activity. Renewing your 45 minute session can be done by simply clicking “Keep Working” in the warning pop-up. If your session expires, the system will automatically redirect you to a login page. This change will provide clear and consistent handling of session time-outs, reducing user confusion and accidental data loss.
Improved eGC1 Status Handling at the Time of Award
An eGC1’s status changes to “Awarded” when a child funding action is initially sent to GCA. However, there were certain circumstances when the eGC1 status wasn’t updating appropriately if the child funding action was returned to OSP and then re-parented to a new eGC1. To catch these cases, the eGC1 status will also update to “Awarded” if the child funding action is “Re-Sent by OSP” to GCA. Existing eGC1s in “Approved” status with a child funding action in “Processed” status were updated to “Awarded” status.
Update Subaward Expiration Rules (delayed release)
The nightly batch job that updates the subaward status was simplified, and now evaluates Subaward End Date only. If the Subaward End Date is in the past, then the status is changed to “Expired”. If a new modification is approved, the subaward status will be changed to Active once again.
New Non-Fiscal Compliance page
The eGC1 Compliance Questions and Explanations pages have been replaced by a new page called Non-Fiscal Compliance. This consolidation provides a more streamlined experience for preparers and reviewers.
Updated questions reflect current institutional needs, with improved clarity in mind. Links to supporting guidance have been added to assist preparers in understanding the policies and regulations behind each question. You can review the updated questions by visiting this page..
Design improvements make the page easier to navigate and gauge progress toward completion.
eGC1s that are in routing at the time of this release will display the old compliance questions that existed when the eGC1 was initially routed.
However, any eGC1 that is returned or withdrawn after the release will be reset with the new compliance questions. Answers to the previous questions will no longer display. Plan for additional time to re-complete that page in case a return or withdrawal is necessary.
Zipline and Hoverboard linked to eGC1
Human Subject (Zipline) and Animal Use (Hoverboard) protocols can now be linked to your eGC1. Searching by IRB Application Number or IACUC Protocol Number will allow you to pull in real-time information, reducing manual back-and-forth between systems and improving the accuracy of protocol details in SAGE.
Send page link to PI, Reviewers
From any standard eGC1 page (excluding Grant Runner forms), the URL is now a direct link that you can copy and share with others who have access to that eGC1. This will be particularly useful when collaborating with the PI on completing the Non-Fiscal Compliance page.
Multi-User Editing (limited)
Currently, only one person can edit an eGC1 at a time. However, the Non-Fiscal Compliance page can now be edited, even while someone else is working in other areas of the eGC1. This will avoid situations where the PI could be blocked from contributing to the Non-Fiscal Compliance page while the administrator is currently editing other areas of the proposal.
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.
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.
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.
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
- Master 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.
As part of a larger effort to improve usability and content of the eGC1 Compliance page, this release makes a number of alterations to better focus the Compliance page on non-fiscal compliance questions. This was accomplished by either removing questions or relocating them to more intuitive sections of the eGC1.
There are more changes coming to the Compliance page in a later release that will build upon these enhancements.
Compliance Page Changes
|FG-1 Cost Share
||Relocated to Budget & Fiscal Compliance page
|FG-2 Conducted off campus
||Replaced by Activity Locations section
|FG-3 F&A at less than federally negotiated rate
||Relocated to Budget & Fiscal Compliance page
|FG-4 New, rental or renovation
||Relocated to Activity Locations page
|FG-5 Compensation for overtime
|FG-7 Administrative support
||Relocated to Budget and Fiscal Compliance page
|FG-8 Interdisciplinary facilities
||Relocated to the PI, Personnel & Organizations page
|FG-9 Review by other organization
||Relocated to the PI, Personnel & Organizations page
|NG-1 Advancement assistance
|NG-3 Originating sponsor
||Relocated to the Details page with other sponsor information
New Activity Locations Page
A new page has been added to the eGC1 that centralizes details related to the location of research activities in a proposal.
This page includes relocated questions, as well as more detailed tracking on each location where UW work will take place. The sections on this page are:
- Includes identification of each location where UW research activities are taking place along with details helpful for budgeting and F&A rate determination.
- The Location Search integrates with the UW’s space tracking system GeoSIMS, allowing you to partially enter a facility name, address or facility code and populate the eGC1 with the data for that location.
- You can also manually enter locations not found in GeoSIMS.
- Includes the “construction or renovation” question formerly on the Compliance page, along with approval details when answered ‘Yes’.
- Includes the international involvement question and country identification formerly on the Details page. Country is now sourced from the more comprehensive international standard ISO 3166.
This new page introduces an updated, intuitive and more modern experience for SAGE. Based on feedback from users, we will be incrementally updating SAGE to new design standards with each new release.
Fiscal Compliance Combined with Budget
The existing FG-1, FG-3, and FG-7 compliance questions related to fiscal compliance have been relocated to the top of the Budget page (now rebranded “Budget & Fiscal Compliance”), along with the useful explanations when ‘Yes’ is selected.
Details Page Updates
The existing NG-3 “originating sponsor” compliance question has been relocated to the Details page directly below the Sponsor selection.
The international involvement question has been relocated to the Activity Locations page.
PI, Personnel, & Organizations Page Updates
The existing FG-8 Compliance question on interdisciplinary facilities, service centers, etc. has been relocated to the PI, Personnel, & Organizations page. In a previous release, the FG-9 “other organizational reviewers” question was relocated to this page as well. With these two changes, you can now better manage your eGC1 approvals in one location.
SAGE Toolbar Update
The “reset form” icon on the upper SAGE toolbar has been removed. Removal of this rarely used feature will allow the application design to progress to more modern standards.
SPAERC: Intellectual Property Questions Added to FA/PAC/NAA
A new question has been added to the FAs, PACs, and NAAs in SPAERC for OSP post-award administrators to indicate when an agreement includes an upfront exclusive commercial license or ownership over the project’s intellectual property. CoMotion will receive notification when these are marked YES in order to get a jump start on IP negotiation.
SPAERC: BUG FIX – Internal OSP Notes no longer display in SAGE Subawards “Latest Update”
An issue that was causing internal OSP notes for subawards to display in SAGE under “Latest Update” for requests in process has been resolved. The “Latest Update” will now only display the most recent status update and any accompanying comments to/from campus and OSP.