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  1. 1 Budgets & Period of Performance
    1. 1.1 I copied a proposal and changed the beginning date, but the end date won't change correctly.
    2. 1.2 Budget Periods are Overlapping or the end date isn’t calculating correctly.
    3. 1.3 How do I change the end date on the Period of Performance?
    4. 1.4 I can't edit the DOE budget lines in View 9.3.F  
    5. 1.5 How do I change the end date on the Period of Performance on an SPP or CRADA proposal?
  2. 2 Problems with the Division
    1. 2.1 The PI’s Research Division is incorrect on View 2 for the PI. 
    2. 2.2 Why is it important to update the Division in the proposal?
    3. 2.3 How do I give a co-PI (or others) access to the proposal?
  3. 3 Attachments & Uploaded Document
    1. 3.1 I can't upload an attachment to my proposal
    2. 3.2 My attachment should be signed, but I can't see the signature
    3. 3.3 I need to add documents to the proposal after submission to sponsor
  4. 4 Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI):
    1. 4.1 eSRA has a place to upload the DFI-2 and the 700U.  Does eSRA send the forms to RIIO?
    2. 4.2 I can't get the FCOI signed before the application is due. How can I attach it to the application?
    3. 4.3 In need to change to “positive” answer on Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI)
    4. 4.4 Why do some the proposal Views seems to skip numbers.?
    5. 4.5 Questions I used to answer are not available any more, what happened?
  5. 5 I can't find the location I want on the NEPA-CEQA Building drop-down list
  6. 6 Related B&R Codes
    1. 6.1 How do I know which B&R Code to select?
    2. 6.2 Can you add 400903070?
    3. 6.3 No, that B&R code is a financial type of B&R code.  For the funding proposal question LBNL requires a scientific Related B&R code.  That code will usually start with two letters.  
    4. 6.4 The Related B&R Code I need isn't on the list
    5. 6.5 I need more information, such as longer descriptions, about Related B&R Codes to help me make a selection
    6. 6.6 How can I change the Related B&R code after the proposal is submitted to DOE?
    7. 6.7 BASO Requests a change to the Related B&R Code
    8. 6.8 How can I change the Related B&R code after the proposal is submitted to the Sponsor?
  7. 7 Certification Review Forms (CRF)
    1. 7.1 Is there a mechanism in eSRA that will allow anyone other than the PI to select the protocols on the AWRC or IRB CRF routing process?
    2. 7.2 When will the OLAW Number for Animal Assurances be updated to the new PHS numbering system?
  8. 8 Problems with Activity Buttons
    1. 8.1 Create Document for Manual Submission
    2. 8.2 Proposal is Final (Science is Final)
  9. 9 A proposal was created in error.  How do we discontinue or withdraw it?
  10. 10 I found a mistake in the proposal, how do I get that fixed?
    1. 10.1 …if the proposal has not yet been submitted to DOE or the Sponsor...
    2. 10.2 …if the proposal has already been submitted to DOE...
    3. 10.3 …if the DOE Project has been prepared and sent to PS 9.2.
    4. 10.4 …if the proposal has already been submitted to the Sponsor...
    5. 10.5 I need to update the Advance Information
    6. 10.6 The PI decided to submit to a later deadline.  How do I change this in eSRA?
  11. 11 Special Proposal Types
    1. 11.1 proposals
    2. 11.2 We proposed as a subaward, but are funded directly from DOE on the WAS 
    3. 11.3 How do we submit proposals to NETL?
    4. 11.4 ESNet proposals should not have the Homeland Security Burden - How do I fix this?
    5. 11.5 UC Discovery
  12. 12 Flow-Thru Proposal Scenarios
    1. 12.1 My M&O Integrated Contractor proposal is a flow thru.  How do I enter the Prime Sponsor?
    2. 12.2 Sometimes we "know" that the proposal we submit where we are a subaward will be funded directly to us by the prime agency.  How do we handle these?  
    3. 12.3 We are subaward on a proposal to NASA:
    4. 12.4 If the DOE Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) indicates funding will be provided thru the WAS... 
    5. 12.5 If the DOE Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is silent about funding to FFRDC Labs...
  13. 13 I can't open a copied proposal