The default view of the approval flow is a graphical representation of units and individuals who must review the eGC1. It allows Approvers to add comments, add other Approvers or Watchers, and to approve or return an eGC1. From this page you can also view the entire eGC1 or just the attachments. There is also a text-only version of the page.
The left navigation menu includes links to:
- Approval Flow (Graphical)
- Approval Flow (Text)
- History & Comments
- Email Notifications
- Application Summary
You can modify the Approval Flow at various times in the life-cycle of an application. You can either add additional nodes directly or the system may change the flow due to changes to a withdrawn or returned eGC1.
If you make changes to a withdrawn or returned eCG1, and none of the changes affect the approval flow, then when you re-completed the eGC1, it will continue routing to the next reviewers. Any campus approvals that already occurred will remain, and any that are “waiting approval” will receive another email notification.
However, if you update the list of research personnel or the organization receiving funding, this may add or remove nodes from the previous approval flow. When you re-complete the eGC1, the system compares the previous flow and the new flow. Any previously approved nodes will keep their approved status and information on the new flow. All reviewers on any new nodes will be notified at the appropriate time. The system will remove any nodes no longer needed.
If the changes to an eGC1 are substantial, it is up to the preparer and/or PI to notify any reviewers who have already approved it. If you decide that additional approval is necessary, you can add an ad hoc. Otherwise you might add a comment, or do nothing.
Regardless of what fields you change on a withdrawn or returned eGC1, the system does not change the assigned OSP person. This ensures that the OSP person who was reviewing the eGC1 will see it on their tasklist once you re-completed it. They can then reassign it as needed.