A Cycle is an electronic file that contains all the items relating to a specific Sponsored Project during a specific competing segment. Cycles are a convenient mechanism for tracking the progression of a competing segment and the relationship of the items created within that segment.
Figure 1 provides one example of how a Cycle might be structured.
Figure 1: Items in a Cycle
Cycles can be related to one another. You might relate Cycles, for example, when a project has multiple competing segments and you want to associate competing renewal applications with the original application.