The PI Assurance Statement appears on the eGC1 Certify & Route page when the PI is editing the eGC1, as shown in the following image.
The statement reads:
Principal Investigator/Program Director Assurance: I certify that the statements in this eGC1 and the related sponsor application are true, complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge. I am aware that any false, fictitious, or fraudulent statements or claims may subject me to criminal, civil, or administrative penalties. I agree to accept responsibility for the scientific conduct of the project and to provide the required progress reports if a grant is awarded as a result of this application.
If this is a multiple PI application, I understand that if I am the eGC1 PI, my approval of the eGC1 indicates I have obtained written assurances from external PIs named in this application that include this Non-UW Multiple PI Assurance Statement.
The approval/agreement reads:
I am the PI and I have read and agree with the PI Assurance Statement. I understand that approving this eGC1 electronically is equivalent to my signature.
If the PI approves the eGC1 when it is routing, the Assurance Statement will display in the approval dialog as part of that approval.
Our federal sponsors requested we include an Assurance Statement. Principal Investigators must certify to the truth and accuracy of all sponsor application contents, acknowledge that penalties could apply if wrong-doing is found, and accept responsibility for scientific conduct and submission of project reports for funded projects.
PI approval of this eGC1 and application in SAGE is equivalent to, and may replace, their signature on the sponsor face page.
A UW Application PI is added to an eGC1 approval graph when the eGC1 is created. Just like UW PIs, the UW Application PI provides their assurance via approval of an eGC1.
UW Multiple PIs
UW Multiple PIs are added to an eGC1 approval graph when the eGC1 is created. Just like UW PIs, UW Multiple PIs provide their assurance via approval of an eGC1.
Non-UW Application or Multiple PI
The eGC1 PI is responsible for securing and retaining a Multiple PI Assurance Statements from any Non-UW Multiple PIs or Application PI in their local unit files.
Direct questions related to this statement to your OSP Administrator.