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All of the Key People in my proposal have completed the certification questions, but KC is giving me a validation error of Disclosure Not Completed. If the certification answers are complete, then what does the error mean?

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What this means is that one of the Key People who completed the proposal certification questions answered Yes to one or more of the Significant Financial Interest (SFI) screening questions (#10, 11, or 12). KC then requires the discloser to complete a proposal Conflict of Interest Disclosure, and the proposal cannot be routed until that action is complete. 

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The way to check if this is the case with your proposal is to click on the COI Disclosure Status button in the Personnel section. If the status is Not Disclosed, then the disclosure is yet to be completed. Not until the status is Submitted for Review can the proposal route:

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Can I change a lead unit on an existing proposal?

Once a proposal has been created in a lead unit, the lead unit cannot be changed. Users that are authorized to create proposals in more than one unit must select the Lead Unit at the time the new proposal is created or copied. An aggregator on the existing proposal can copy it (be sure to select Budget(s) and Narratives), and select a new lead unit to save the initial work.

Can I copy a hierarchy proposal from the Parent?

Under most circumstances you should not copy a proposal hierarchy parent.

You should never attempt to copy a Proposal Hierarchy Parent with the budget. Instead, each child proposal must be copied and then a new parent and parent budget must be generated from the new lead child proposal.

Do I need to Notify the Key Personnel (send certification request) on all Proposal Types?

The only proposals that do not require certification by the PI or other Key Personnel are the following, as they will become sequences to the original proposal. The original certification applies to the new proposal:

  • Budget/SOW Update
  • New Changed/Corrected
  • Pre-Proposal
  • Progress Report
  • Renewal Changed/Corrected
  • Resubmission Changed/Corrected
  • Supplement Changed/Corrected

Do I need to request AOR status from Grants.gov?

AOR status is not necessary in order to download or prepare an Adobe forms application package. MIT is fully registered with grants.gov and the required AOR role is held by the RAS Sponsor Liaisons and or credentialed CAs who submit the proposals to grants.gov. Neither DLC users nor their PI needs to register with grants.gov.

To search for an application package in Grants.gov, go to www.grants.gov and choose “Search Grants”, and then enter the Funding Opportunity # or CFDA Number. Please note, before downloading an application, you should check that you have the correct version of Adobe by following the instructions under the "Verifying Adobe Reader" section under the Support tab.

How can I confirm that a Professor’s contact information is correct in Kuali Coeus?

First, navigate to the Personnel section in the Key Personnel section of the proposal development document.

Click the arrow next to the personnel you want to verify, then open the Details sub-tab for that personnel.

This will bring you to the full information which can also be edited on a proposal by proposal basis by any aggregator on the proposal should changes be required.