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06/25/2021 Update

posted Jun 25, 2021, 7:48 AM by Cynthia Sylvester

Dear eSRA Users,

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eSRA System updates implemented June 25, 2021:

System Upgrades


  • The SF424 environment updated to accommodate the upcoming change from using DUNS# to using Unique Entity Identifier (UEI)  [Actual use of the UEI scheduled for spring 2022


Proposal Enhancements 


  • View 8.7 (for CRADAs) changed to move some of the language about the Annex A to CRADA document from the field label to the help text.

  • View 8.5 (for SPP only) updated to include a separate field for the Statement of Work including a naming convention requested by BASO.

  • Proposal activity: Create Document for Manual Submission discontinued

  • Updated the SPO request to DOE for Foreign Review to automatically include the Statement of Work document from View 8.7 or 8.5


If you have questions about the system changes, please contact eSRAHelp@lbl.gov 

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Informational Website (eSRA.lbl.gov) Updates: (since the last announcement, May 21, 2021)

Supplemental Info by Topics page

  • Alternate PI Approval Process - QR5101 (Updated)
    Option #1: clarification that VPN is now an option not a requirement.
    Option #4: clarification about who can be a delegate to approve on behalf of the PI.

  • BASO Desk Guide for eSRA (New

    • To provide BASO staff with a comprehensive single Desk Guide for their roles, responsibilities, and activities in eSRA.

    • We are moving the BASO review and approval details from the individual desk guides into this Desk Guide (with links provided to the new Desk Guide) so there is a single location to update whenever changes are made to the BASO review and approval processes.

  • CRADA Desk Guide (Updated) 

    • Removed Proposal RA from CRADA COI Disclosure requirement

    • Added alphabetical list of activities for proposals and awards

    • Added hyperlinks within the Desk Guide and to outside documents for better reference.

    • Incorporated full guidance for Non-Standard Financial Terms

    • Updated statement about LBNL Firewall and VPN

    • Updated label and guidance for SOW question on View 8.7 (for this month’s enhancement)

    • Request for Foreign Review by BASO automatically sends the SOW from View 8.7

    • Clarified the final report deliverables are set-up by the SPO Administrator, not the CO 

    • Moved BASO approval details to separate BASO Desk Guide

  • Frequently Needed Proposal Information (Updated for the UEI) This document is also available on the SPO website.

  • Grants.gov Proposal Desk Guide (Updated)

    • Information about UEI

    • Added section related to Generating the PDF version of the Grants.gov application

    • Updated statement about LBNL Firewall options and VPN

    • Added references to the BASO Desk Guide for eSRA

  • Grants.gov Zoom Q&A - June 2021 (New)  PowerPoint slides from Zoom presentation

  • National and Homeland Security Burden Agencies QR2031 (Updated)

  • SPP Federal Proposal Desk Guide (Updated)

    • New Field on View 8.5 for Statement of Work (SOW)

    • Updated statement about LBNL Firewall options and VPN.

    • Moved BASO review & approval details to separate BASO Desk Guide for eSRA

    • Removed Create Document for Manual Submission – this activity will no longer work now that the SOW is uploaded in a separate field

  • SPP Flow-Thru Proposal Desk Guide (Updated)

    • New Field on View 8.5 for Statement of Work (SOW)

    • Updated statement about LBNL Firewall options and VPN.

    • Removed Create Document for Manual Submission – this activity will no longer work now that the SOW is uploaded in a separate field

    • Added special note about SBIR/STTR proposals for View 9.3.C

  • SPP Non-Federal Proposal Desk Guide (Updated)

    • New Field on View 8.5 for Statement of Work (SOW)

    • Updated statement about LBNL Firewall options and VPN.

    • Moved BASO review & approval details to separate BASO Desk Guide for eSRA

    • Removed Create Document for Manual Submission – this activity will no longer work now that the SOW is uploaded in a separate field

  • SPP Supplements, Amendments, & Non-Competing Continuations (Updated)

    • New Field on View 8.5 for Statement of Work (SOW)

    • Updated statement about LBNL Firewall options and VPN.

    • Moved BASO review & approval details to separate BASO Desk Guide for eSRA

    • Removed Create Document for Manual Submission – this activity will no longer work now that the SOW is uploaded in a separate field

Forms Page

If you have questions or concerns about documentation, please contact clsylvester@lbl.gov 

The eSRA Team


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