Agree to Participate

Main Audience: Principal Investigators & Study Staff

All MCW Personnel who will be included on the Budget must Agree to Participate.  When personnel Agree to Participate, they are:

  • Agreeing to participate on the project
  • Agreeing their salary information will be available to the PI, BS, & PDA 
  • Indicating they have read and understood the MCW Financial Conflicts of Interest in Research Policy
  • Indicating whether they, their spouse or domestic partner, and/or dependent children have any significant financial conflicts of interest (SFI)

If there is a Significant Financial Interest (SFI), personnel must complete and upload a current and accurate version of the Description of Significant Financial Interest(s) form to their Researcher Profile before they can complete the Agree to Participate activity.

Roles:  Principal Investigator (PI), Other MCW Faculty/Staff (OFS)

Steps - Complete SFI Form:

  1. After logging into eBridge, and from your Personal Workspace, select My Researcher Profile.
  2. From your Researcher Profile Workspace, and from the center of the screen, select the Link to Significant Financial Interests in Research Form.
  3. Review the Instructions and select the SFI FormSave and then Open the form.
  4. Complete the Description of Significant Financial Interest(s) form.

Steps - Upload Completed SFI Form:

  1. After logging into eBridge, and from your Personal Workspace, select My Researcher Profile
  2. From the Researcher Profile Workspace, and from the left column, select the Upload Significant Financial Interest activity.
  3. In the popup window, select the Add button to upload the completed SFI form.
  4. Select OK. OK.

Steps - Agree to Participate:

  1. After logging into eBridge, select My Home from the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
  2. Make sure the Proposal Team role is selected from the top-left corner.
  3. Select the Funding Proposal Name from My Inbox or Funding Proposals tab.
  4. From the Funding Proposal Workspace, select the Agree to Participate activity from the left-hand column.
  5. Select the appropriate radio buttons, and select OK.

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