Start the Disclosure Process

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This page provides the initial steps of how to:

Create and Complete a Pending Disclosure

eGC1 owners (or those with read/write access) generally start the process in SAGE.

  • Click the “Send Disclosure Notifications” button on the PI & Personnel page of an eGC1. This will let all investigators know that they are required to complete a disclosure and will create a “pending” disclosure for each of them which will be linked to the eGC1. The notification will only be sent once to each investigator.
    • If you complete the eGC1 without clicking the “Send Disclosure Notifications” button, the system will automatically do this step for you. The system will do this twice a day, at mid-day and overnight.
    • Tip: We recommend you click the button early in the process to give investigators the maximum amount of time to complete their disclosures.

Investigators will receive the disclosure notification and complete the process in FIDS.

  1. Open the notification email from fidshelp@uw.edu with an “Action Required” subject line and click the link to the FIDS homepage.
  2. Log into FIDS with your UW NetID.
  3. In the Action Items section near the top of the SFI Profile page, click the “Complete Disclosure” button for the appropriate eGC1.
  4. Walk through the system-prompted steps to disclose whether or not you have SFI.

Create Your Own eGC1 Disclosure

Investigators who have not yet received the disclosure notification and don’t want to wait for it can follow these steps:

  1. Log into FIDS at http://uw.edu/research/fids/ and look for the Action Items section near the top of the page.
  2. Click the “Create New Disclosure” button.
  3. Indicate that you are creating a disclosure for an eGC1. On the next screen, select the appropriate eGC1 from the list.
  4. Continue to work through the system-prompted steps to indicate whether or not you have SFI.

Create Your Own C4C or IRB Disclosure

  1. Log into FIDS at http://uw.edu/research/fids/ and look for the Action Items section near the top of the page.
  2. Click the “Create New Disclosure” button.
  3. Indicate that you are creating a disclosure for a C4C Technology Transfer or Human Subjects (IRB) approval.
  4. Select either C4C Technology Transfer Agreement or Human Subjects activity and fill in the appropriate information.
  5. Continue to work through the system-prompted steps to indicate whether or not you have SFI.

Create an SFI disclosure for new or changed entities, or an annual update

  1. Log into FIDS at http://uw.edu/research/fids/ and look for the Action Items section near the top of the page.
  2. Click the “Create New Disclosure” button.
  3. Indicate that you are creating a disclosure for new or changed SFI and click Next.
  4. Continue to work through the system-prompted steps to add or edit your SFI.

Create an SFI disclosure to reaffirm no SFI for an annual update

  1. Log into FIDS at http://uw.edu/research/fids/ and look for the Action Items section near the top of the page.
  2. Click the “Create New Disclosure” button.
  3. Indicate that you are creating a disclosure for new or changed SFI and click Next.
  4. Continue to work through the system-prompted steps to re-affirm that you have no SFI to disclose.

Edit an existing disclosure, if not yet reviewed

  1. Log into FIDS at http://uw.edu/research/fids/
  2. Scroll down to the Disclosures section at the bottom of the page.
  3. Click the Disclosure ID to open the desired disclosure.
  4. Scroll to the end of the disclosure and click the “Edit this Disclosure” button.
  5. Continue to work through the system-prompted steps.

Note: If someone is reviewing your disclosure at the same time as you are editing it, only the first person to save his or her changes will be able to save. Subsequent users will not be able to save their updates until the page is refreshed and displays the first person’s changes. You may have to re-enter your changes if this happens.

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