The UFIRST update on Friday evening, July 12, 2019 will implement several changes across all modules of UFIRST. Please visit our website at https://research.ufl.edu/ufirst/announcements.html for a more detailed list and information about each of these issues.
UFIRST will be available again Saturday July 13, 2019 at 12pm.
1. Proposal Module
a. Campus users can now mark pre-proposals as ‘Invited’ and link to their full proposal record.
b. The Submission deadline question has been moved to not be confused with start and end dates.
c. After a proposal is marked ‘Yes’ for Live Vertebrate Animals, the IACUC Protocol selector is available to link to the appropriate protocol (same behavior across all modules).
2. Agreement Module
a. Human subject and animal questions are now on pages 4.0 & 5.0 of the Smartform, not the Agreement Compliance Form (ACF). If the agreement includes funding to UF, a proposal is required and these questions will show the read-only Y/N answers of what was on the proposal module, with additional human subjects details or protocol selectors, as applicable. If the Agreement is of a type that does not require a proposal, those questions will be open for entry on the AGR Smartform.
b. ACF changes – this will impact Principal Investigators! The Global Compliance section of Proposal Smartform P3.0 Q3.0 is now also incorporated into the ACF. These questions and answers will copy over as entered at time of PRO but should be edited and updated with additional details, information, or changes as known at time of agreement.
3. Award Module
a. ACF changes – this will impact Principal Investigators! The Global Compliance section of Proposal Smartform P3.0 Q3.0 is now also incorporated into the ACF. These questions and answers will copy over as entered at time of PRO but should be edited and updated with additional details, information, or changes as known at time of award.
b. ‘Other Sponsored Activity’ is not a recognized mission per the University’s financial statements and as such is no longer available as a project purpose. All projects should select the appropriate institutional mission: research, instruction or service (including extension and public health services). Please see the updated language on our website: http://research.ufl.edu/dsp/award-management/notice-of-award-acceptance-noa.html If you have questions about project purpose, please contact [log in to unmask]
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