Send PDA Notification to Approve Resources

Main Audience: Principal Investigators & Proposal Team

Before the Primary Department Administrator (PDA) email notification is sent, the budget pages, specifically “Page W. Personnel Costs” page, need to be complete.  The PDA activity "Send PDA Notification to Approve Resources" is necessary before the PDA may "Approve Resources" which includes the effort percentage of all personnel.

Roles:  Principal Investigator (PI), Proposal Team (PT), Budget Specialist (BS), Primary Department Administrator (PDA)


  1. After logging into eBridge, select My Home from the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
  2. Make sure you select your appropriate role from the top-left corner.
  3. Select the Funding Proposal Name from My Inbox or Funding Proposals tab.
  4. Select the Send PDA Notification to Approve Resources activity from the left column.
    1. Select OK.  The window will close.
    2. An email notification goes to the PDA from the PI’s department and to the PDA(s) from the other faculty & staff’s department(s).

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SmartForm ID: What is the ID Number?

  • Human Submissions ID (PRO, AME, CPR, RE)
  • Animal Submissions ID (AUA, AA, AR)
  • Funding Proposal ID (FP, BU)
  • IBC Applications ID (IBCYear#)

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