Additional information may be found at Supplemental Information by Topic page.

Information about error or validation messages can be found in the Validation/Error Messages section.  

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  1. 1 System Questions
    1. 1.1 Do I submit using ASSIST, System-to-System, or Workspace?
    2. 1.2 Why was my account de-activated?  
    3. 1.3 Do I need a account to get automated solicitation updates and emails?
    4. 1.4 How can I get a subaward package for use with my eSRA proposal?
    5. 1.5 For some DOE proposals, where an FFRDC cannot be the lead institution, we are required to submit a parallel proposal.  Is eSRA set up to "hand-shake" with the  new Workspace portal?
    6. 1.6 What do I do if we are a subaward and the direct sponsor is submitting to using Workspace and they insist we enter our information directly into the Workspace?
  2. 2 People in applications
    1. 2.1 I can't find an LBNL Scientist on the selection list for Other Significant Contributor (OSC)
    2. 2.2 A person is displayed in the SF424 PDF multiple times
    3. 2.3 The person profile did not show up in the SF424 application package
    4. 2.4 The Department and Division are switched on my NIH SF424 application package
  3. 3 Budgets
    1. 3.1 I tried to Generate a PDF on a non-federal with NIH Flow-Thru but no forms were created
    2. 3.2 How do I calculate the composite rate for indirect costs?
    3. 3.3 Total Estimated Amount is incorrect on the SF424
    4. 3.4 Total Estimated Amount is missing from the SF424
    5. 3.5 Received error: "Could not Locate SF-424 project: 'sch' is undefined."  Not able to link to SF424 Budget. 
    6. 3.6 Changing from Detailed to Modular
    7. 3.7 Changing from Modular to Detailed
    8. 3.8 Subaward Budget Form Has an Expired Date
    9. 3.9 I can't upload my SF424 subaward budget file
    10. 3.10 How do I know if I should use Adobe B or Adobe E subaward budgets and does it matter?
    11. 3.11 How can I tell if my subaward institution(s) used the correct subaward budget form?
    12. 3.12 The PDF of my application has lots of subcontract budgets with zero amounts.  How do I get rid of them?
  4. 4 Funding Opportunities
    1. 4.1 The PI gave me the wrong funding opportunity, but I can't change it in eSRA.
    2. 4.2 Received error message: “Cannot Save View 3.x” after selecting funding opportunity
    3. 4.3 In View 3.1, the Required Proposal Forms doesn't "look" right
  5. 5 Attachments and Uploaded Documents
    1. 5.1 The SF424 PDF doesn't have the most recent attachments.  
  6. 6 Forms inside the Application
    1. 6.1 How/where do I enter the PHS Assignment Request Form?
    2. 6.2 PHS Human Subjects and Clinical Trials Information Form incomplete
  7. 7 Validation and Error Messages
    1. 7.1 I received a validation message that I don't understand.  What can I do? 
    2. 7.2 I'm receiving a lot of validations messages on a flow-thru proposal.  What can I do?
    3. 7.3 Cannot Generate PDF activity
  8. 8 Miscellaneous Other Questions
    1. 8.1 I need a specific end date for a application:
    2. 8.2 SF424 has several pages of blank performance sites