Announcements

eSRA posts updates to the system here and maintains them on this site for about six months.  If you need access to prior announcements, contact eSRAHelp@lbl.gov and the eSRA Functional Lead will retrieve them for you.

12/11/2020 Update

posted Jan 8, 2021, 3:07 PM by Cynthia Sylvester

eSRA System updates implemented December 11, 2020:

General Improvements

  • New option for ‘Email Team’ activities: BO Indirect Help that will send email to the Indirect Group in the Budget Office. 


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Informational Website (eSRA.lbl.gov) Updates: (since the last announcement, November 25, 2020)

Supplemental Info by Topics page

Forms page


If you have questions or concerns, please contact eSRAHelp@lbl.gov 

The eSRA Team


11/25/2020 Update

posted Nov 30, 2020, 6:50 AM by Cynthia Sylvester

eSRA System updates implemented November 25, 2020:

System Improvements

  • Updated reports on Dashboards to remove ‘LN,’ ‘PB,’ and ‘CS’ which were the initials of the person that created the report to present a cleaner listing of reports on the Dashboard of end-users.

  • Provided Contract Accounting the ability to discontinue modifications.


Export Control Enhancements

  • Formatting changes to the Export Controls Questionnaire activity View and resulting Word document.  The overall content has not changed.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact eSRAHelp@lbl.gov 

10/29/2020 Update

posted Oct 29, 2020, 6:48 AM by Cynthia Sylvester

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eSRA System updates implemented October 29, 2020:

Grants.gov Improvements

  • Ability for the CO to add or replace documents directly in the SF424 application package.


CO Dashboard 

  • Updated CO Dashboard Inbox for Modifications to include modifications where a CO has taken ownership from another CO.

  • Update CO Dashboard for the Award Mods tab to remove modifications that were with rejected and Bridge requests not approved.


RA Dashboard

  • Added two custom queries in the Reports section: New Unfunded User Agreements and Modifications to Unfunded User Agreements for use by the User Facilities.


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Informational Website (eSRA.lbl.gov) Updates: (since the last announcement, August 31, 2020)

Supplemental Info by Topics page

Forms page

If you have questions or concerns, please contact eSRAHelp@lbl.gov 

The eSRA Team

08/31/2020 Update

posted Sep 1, 2020, 11:29 AM by Cynthia Sylvester

eSRA System updates implemented August 31, 2020:

System Upgrade

  • The eSRA Application was upgraded to a new version Portal 9.  Please note: eSRA system has a new URL / Weblink: https://grants.lbl.gov/grant and you will need to re-set your bookmarks.

  • Users will see some improvements to navigation, validation, and changes in the look and feel.  Click here to see a visual summary and detailed list of the new look.


In addition to the version upgrade, the updates below were implemented


General SPP and CRADA Improvements

  • Resolved issues with Fellowship IDC Waiver requests

  • Improved the availability of the Over Salary Cap requests and approvals

  • Updated all monetary fields to display dollars and cents

  • Resolved conditional display regarding the Applied Nuclear Physics question

  • Added help text related to employee affiliations

  • Updated the PI Inbox for the Mentor on Fellowship proposals


General DOE Improvements

  • Added the Multiple-PI Assurance field to DOE proposals

  • Removed the activity Review Documents for DOE Submission if the FWP questions is ‘no’


Export Control Enhancement Stabilization Improvements

  • Updated the PI activity Export Controls Questionnaire to include all of the DOE proposal states

  • Updated the PI activity PI Acknowledges Export Controls to include all of the DOE proposal states

  • Updated the notifications to PI to complete the Export Controls Questionnaire if the Lead Organization on a DOE proposal is foreign

  • Automated Export Control Review when the Lead Organization on a DOE proposal is foreign


BASO Enhancements

  • New version of Eligibility letter for SPP and a separate one for DOE proposals uploaded into June 25th  

  • Updated the DOE Proposal Tab with information about foreign Prime Sponsors

  • Updated the DOE Proposal Dashboard to identify both Direct and Prime Foreign Sponsors


SPO Enhancements

  • CO Administrator Dashboard Inbox updated to exclude Unfunded Users

  • Contract Officer Dashboard updated to add a tab for Expired Unfunded User Agreements to facilitate the automatic extension and closeout processes

  • Contract Officer Dashboard updated the Modifications Tab to display modifications with the current CO for the modification when a different CO takes ownership of the modification


Grants.gov Improvements

  • Upgraded the Fellowship Field of Training codes

  • Upgraded to the new state and country code requirements of Grants.gov

  • Navigation link from the SF424 application back to the eSRA proposal


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Informational Website (eSRA.lbl.gov) Updates: (since the last announcement, May 6, 2020)

Supplemental Info by Topics page

Forms page

If you have questions or concerns, please contact eSRAHelp@lbl.gov 

The eSRA Team


05/07/2020 Update

posted May 7, 2020, 8:04 AM by Cynthia Sylvester

eSRA System updates implemented May 7, 2020:

SPO Enhancements

  • Updated Bridge Workflow to skip the SPO CO for ‘Awaiting Advance’ or ‘Slow Pay’ unless the Bridge Request is outside of policy.

  • New institutional approval and ACT checkbox programmed in anticipation of UCNL and BASO approval to accept ACT funding mechanism.  These are not yet in use but are visible to the user.  Contact Cynthia Sylvester if you have any questions about this.

  • Foreign Template updated to resolve CRADA proposal conflicting checkboxes on question #2.

Lab Counsel Enhancement (Lab Counsel is sending an email directly to their PI email list with instructions)

  • New functionality to add the existing PI’s Export Control Questionnaire into eSRA to expedite the Export Control review process.

  • New functionality to record the PI’s acknowledgment of Export Control requirements to mitigate institutional risk.  


System Improvements to interface from eSRA to FMS

  • 'Edit Post Award RA' activity will update Primary Resource Analyst from eSRA Award to the FMS Project Team

  • 'Re-assign CO' activity will update the Contracts Officer on the FMS Project Team


Other System Improvements related to automated notifications

  • The P2C Analyst notified on FasTrak Bridge requests

  • Updated the automated notifications to PIs related to IRB or AWRC(IACUC) protocols about to expire to exclude proposals that have been awarded, discontinued, rejected, or withdrawn. 


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Informational Website (eSRA.lbl.gov) Updates: (since the last announcement, February 26, 2020)

Supplemental Info by Topics page

If you have questions or concerns, please contact eSRAHelp@lbl.gov 

The eSRA Team


eSRA Training Environment

posted Aug 9, 2017, 6:59 AM by Cynthia Sylvester

The eSRA Training environment access portal has changed which some of you use for practice or to capture and send screen shots to others that you work with.  If you need access, please contact eSRAHelp@lbl.gov for the new URL.

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