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  1. 1 Changes - November 2017
    1. 1.1 Do I need to use Workspace for LBNL proposals?
    2. 1.2 Do I submit using ASSIST, System-to-System, or Workspace?
    3. 1.3 How can I get a subaward package for use with my eSRA proposal?
    4. 1.4 Do I need a account to get automated solicitation updates and emails?
  2. 2 Collaborating with agencies submitting using Workspace 
    1. 2.1 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?
    2. 2.2 What do I do if we are a subaward and the direct sponsor is submitting to using Workspace and they want us to enter our information directly into the Workspace?
  3. 3 People in applications
    1. 3.1 I can't find an LBNL Scientist on the selection list for Other Significant Contributor (OSC)
    2. 3.2 A person is displayed in the SF424 PDF multiple times
    3. 3.3 The biosketch and person profile did not show up in the SF424 application package
    4. 3.4 The Department and Division are switched on my NIH SF424 application package
  4. 4 Budgets
    1. 4.1 I tried to Generate a PDF on a non-federal with NIH Flow-Thru but no forms were created
    2. 4.2 Total Estimated Amount is incorrect on the SF424
    3. 4.3 Total Estimated Amount is missing from the SF424
    4. 4.4 Received error: "Could not Locate SF-424 project: 'sch' is undefined."  Not able to link to SF424 Budget. 
    5. 4.5 Changing from Detailed to Modular
    6. 4.6 Changing from Modular to Detailed
    7. 4.7 Subaward Budget Form Has an Expired Date
    8. 4.8 I can't upload my SF424 subaward budget file
    9. 4.9 How do I know if I should use Adobe B or Adobe E subaward budgets and does it matter?
    10. 4.10 How can I tell if my subaward institution(s) used the correct subaward budget form?
    11. 4.11 The PDF of my application has lots of subcontract budgets with zero amounts.  How do I get rid of them?
  5. 5 Funding Opportunities
    1. 5.1 The PI gave me the wrong funding opportunity, but I can't change it in eSRA.
    2. 5.2 Received error message: “Cannot Save View 3.x” after selecting funding opportunity
    3. 5.3 In View 3.1, the Required Proposal Forms doesn't "look" right
  6. 6 Attachments
    1. 6.1 The SF424 PDF doesn't have the most recent attachments.  
    2. 6.2 SF424 Generated PDF
  7. 7 Validation 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?
  8. 8 Miscellaneous Other Questions
    1. 8.1 How/where do I enter the PHS Assignment Request Form?
    2. 8.2 I need a specific end date for a application:
    3. 8.3 SF424 has several pages of blank performance sites