4/12/2014 eBridge Production Patch
Effective April 12, 2014, several enhancements, updates, and/or changes were made in the eBridge production patch.
Elimination of Animal Ordering and Animal Maintenance Pages from Funding Proposal Budget and Subaward Budget SmartForms
The April 12th eBridge Production Patch includes the removal of Pages AA and AB, Animal Ordering and Maintenance, respectively, from both the primary Budget and Subaward Budget SmartForms. For existing funding proposal budgets, the data from these pages will be migrated to Page Y, Supplies. For new budgets in eBridge, enter animal costs on Page Y using the appropriate expenditure type: 603200 Animal Acquisition; 603250 Animal Care; 631300 Animal Food; or 603260 Fish Ecosystem.
Change of Functionality in Page AC, Travel
The line item calculations of the cost per person per trip will be removed from Page AC, Travel. The calculating function was rarely used, with most eBridge users opting to enter the total cost. Going forward, select the appropriate travel expenditure type from the drop-down, enter a descriptor (required) and the total cost per period.
Changes to Accommodate Non-Human Subjects Research
Pages L and Q in the funding proposal SmartForms will be updated to accommodate the determination and justification that research involving human data and/or biological specimens is, in fact, non-human subjects research. The SF424 Application Guide directs that “[i]f your proposed research involves the use of human data and/or biological specimens, you must provide a justification for your claim that no human subjects are involved in the protection of Human Subjects section of the Research Plan.” This justification should be added on page Q, question 2.1 in eBridge.
The changes on Page L will add the new compliance category to Question 1.0: “Non-Human Subjects Research with human data and/or biological specimens.” The selection of this category will require the upload of the IRB determination letter at Question 1.2. When the funding proposal is for an NIH SF424 application (i.e. Page C, Question 6.0 = Yes), then Page Q, Question 2.1 will become a required attachment.