Compliance Reviewers

The system adds reviewers to the approval flow when a preparer answers “Yes” to select compliance questions or to a compliance question in combination with other data.

The following table describes when a Compliance Reviewer is added, which individual or unit is added, and whether the Reviewer is an Approver or a Watcher.

Condition Reviewer Added Approver or Watcher
Environmental Health & Safety
EHS-1 – Biohazards selected EHS BioSafety Watcher
EHS-1 – Select Agents and Toxins selected EHS Select Agents Watcher
EHS-1 – Radioactive Materials selected EHS Radiation Watcher
EHS-1 -SCUBA Diving selected EHS Diving Watcher
EHS-1 – Chemical Thresholds selected EHS Fire Code Compliance Watcher
Animal Use
AU-1 = Yes AND the application is After-the-Fact (ATF)


The application type is:

  • Transfer from Another Institution
  • Supplement and Extension
Animal Subjects Approver; see additional notes below
Data & Technology
D-2 = Yes: Is the project intended to assist a foreign country’s military or space activities? Export Control Watcher
D-4 = Yes: Will the project involve travel to or collaboration with a person or entity in a sanctioned country (e.g., Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria)? Export Control Watcher
Historical Security Question
SEC-4 = Yes (potentially involves access to classified national security information); only appears on older eGC1s Security Reviewer Approver

Additional Animal Use Notes

  • For an application with AU-1 = Yes, and an application type other than those listed above, the review is done “just-in-time”, when the sponsor notifies the PI that the proposal has a fundable score. Upon that notification, the PI or other application owner adds Animal Subjects to the Approval Graph as an ad hoc watcher. The system then sends an email notification to the Animal Subjects reviewers and gives them access to the application.
  • On the Non-Fiscal Compliance page, if a user chooses an existing Hoverboard protocol or enters a new protocol, and the protocol indicates that the Primate Center will be used, then the Department/Center Reviewer for the Primate Center (RSRCH:000105) is automatically added to the Approval Graph as an Approver.