Cayuse 424 Release Notes

Below is a history of enhancements, changes and bug fixes in Cayuse 424.

Cayuse 424 v6.2 - 11/22/2014

Enhancements:

Attachments

  • When uploading an attachment, Cayuse 424 will now warn you if there are special characters in the filename that would prevent the proposal from validating.

Forms

  • Added support for the Department of Agriculture's form AFRI_Project_Type-V1.0.

PDFs

  • On the Other Project Information page of the PDF, the bibliography now prints after the OPI form, between Project Narrative and Facilities attachments.
  • Removed several fields that NIH does not include in the multi-project sub-component images available at eRA Commons from the printed Multi-Project RR Cover Page.

Printing

  • Added an option to the print dialog for the Overall component of a multi-project application to "Include all Components and Subawards", which generates a single PDF of the entire application.
  • Clarified the wording on the Print dialog to specify that attachments will only be included in the output if they are PDFs.

Users

  • In the Administration section, the list of users is now paginated to improve loading performance and prevent timeout when there is a large numbers of users.

User Interface

  • The Opportunities page now scales according to the width of the browser window, allowing it to use more screen real estate.
  • When downloading opportunities, the download button is now disabled until you have entered text in the Opportunity Number or CFDA fields. You may press Enter to download opportunities after entering text, instead of using the button.
  • The Electronic Submission page for the Overall component of multi-project applications now expands the Proposal Submission History by default, which is consistent with the view for regular proposals.

Validation

  • Added validation checks to NIH F30 and F31 for inclusion of the Additional Educational Information attachment.
  • Clarified button labels on the Electronic Submission page for multi-project components. "Validate Proposal" is now "Validate Component" since it is only validating the component and not the entire proposal. "Validate and Submit to Grants.gov" now specifies Grants.gov, Research.gov, or "Unavailable".
  • Added validation checks to SBIR/STTR applications to ensure that all required attachments are included on the RR Other Project Information form and that there are no extraneous attachments.
  • Updated several warning messages pertaining to validating contact person addresses on the Multi-Project RR Cover Page to become actual errors, since NIH has added them as official errors.

 

Resolved Issues:

(Note: resolved issues now state the original problem rather than the resolution.)

Budget

  • In the Budget Escalation dialog, the "Other Personnel Salary Escalation Rate" field is incorrectly autofilled into the "Other Personnel Fringe Benefit Escalation Rate" field.

PDFs

  • In section 4 (Program Income) of the PHS 398 Cover Page Supplement PDF, the Anticipated Amount field displays the thousands separators in the wrong places.
  • In the PDF of the PHS Fellowship Supplemental version 2.0, the Application Type radio button is only filled in if the type is set to "New".
  • When printing the PDF of an unsubmitted proposal with a SF424B, the Date Submitted field shows "NaN-NaN-NaN" when it should be blank.

Profiles

  • When opening an Institutional Profile in read-only mode, the Additional Applicant Types field is editable.

Proposals

  • The pop-up dialog to add a Primary Performance Site does not load in Internet Explorer.

Proposal Creation

  • When creating a new multi-project component, the radio button indicating the component selection defaults to "Core" instead of the component chosen from the Opportunities list.

Subawards

  • When exporting a proposal, any linked training subawards are not included in the export.

Users

  • The User Report shows duplicate users for a given role when there are deleted institutional associations for those users.

Validation

  • When validating the SF424 Short form, the error message that appears if the Primary Contact/Grants Administrator 'Country' field is empty incorrectly links to the 'County/Parish' field.

Cayuse 424 v6.1 - 09/20/2014

Enhancements:

Opportunity List

  • Updated the opportunity list to look like the proposal list. Multi-project opportunities have an icon to expand them, allowing you to view and create proposals for the individual components. Added highlighting to located search terms when searching the opportunity list.

PDFs

  • Cayuse 424 now supports PDF attachments with the "application/x-pdf" MIME type.

Printing

  • Added the ability to print the full list of proposals from the Proposals tab, including any sorts or filters the user has placed on the list.

Reporting

  • Added the applicant identifier to the submitted proposal report CSV. Note: You may sort PDF output by the applicant identifier even though it does not actually appear in the PDF.

Subawards

  • Added support for training subawards, in addition to research subawards. Training subawards may be linked to a PSH-398 Training Subaward Budget Attachment form (version 2.0 only). Note: Importing training subawards from Adobe forms is not supported.

Submission

  • Cayuse 424 now supports submitting applications to research.gov.

User Interface

  • The Proposal and Opportunity lists will now remember which column the user was sorting on in their previous session, and the sort order for that column.
  • Enlarged the proposal list to be full-screen, and added an All selection. The delete icon is no longer cut off when loading it for the first time in Chrome. Additionally, added a bold, red message when the list returns no records.
  • Added lock icons on the Component Attachments screen to indicate when another user is editing a component.

Validation

  • When submitting a multi-project application that contains a Research Training Program Plan, the validation now checks to make sure that a maximum of 10 appendices can be attached.
  • When submitting a multi-project application, it now checks to make sure that all unique Senior/Key Persons have a Biosketch.
  • When submitting a multi-project application, the validation now checks to make sure that attachment filenames for the Research Training Program Plan are 36 or fewer characters in length.
  • Changed the error "Error: [Cover Page Supplement 2.6][NIH] If this application is a resubmission of a renewal, an answer to the Inventions and Patents question is probably required" to a warning instead of an error to avoid confusion. This message appears whenever resubmission is checked, and no answer is provided for Inventions and Patents.
  • When validating a multi-project application, uncredentialed Senior/Key Persons are compared by first and last name and by organization to determine uniqueness. Uncredentialed people are considered distinct from credentialed people and will not be compared with them.

 

Resolved Issues:

(Note: resolved issues now state the original problem rather than the resolution.)

Budget

  • When replicating/escalating a budget, if there are no inactive budget periods preceding the selected start period then the replication/escalation values are based on the period 1 values instead of the values from the start period.

Locking

  • When the Overall component of a multi-project application is locked by another user (or by the same user in another window/session), the Linked Components page is still editable.

Permissions

  • Non-administrator users who have been granted explicit permissions to a single component of a multi-project application are able to copy/transform other components which they should not have access to.

Submission

  • When submitting a multi-project application, if the Vertebrate Animals sub-component has an empty string for the assurance number (as opposed to being NULL), the project information mapper sends empty tags, violating the submission schema.

User Interface

  • Moving between the overall component and a sub-component of a multi-project application while in read-only mode takes you out of read-only and allows you to edit.
  • Attempting to change a password to one containing fewer than six characters logs the user out instead of allowing them to enter a different password.

Cayuse 424 v6.0.4 - 06/21/2014

Fixes

  • On Multi-Project components, the Vertebrate Animals assurance number will no longer contain an empty string when not utilized.
  • Budget forms now properly replicate/escalate when a Start Period is selected that is not Budget Period 1.

Validations

  • Added new NIH Page Limit Validations on Biosketches for Key People.
  • Added validations for filename length on Multi-Project Applications.
  • Added validations for suffix length for Multi-Project Applications.

Cayuse 424 v6.0.3 - 05/24/2014

 

Fixes

  • Multi-Project component groups now have unique identifiers when submitted to the eRA Commons
  • Users with explicit permissions on a linked subaward but not on the associated Prime Proposal can now view the subaward
  • Users with list-only permission in a component can no longer Copy or Transform that component

Validations

  • Changed validations for Multi-Project Component's PD/PI to allow for more flexibility. Validations are now:
    • Warning: [KeyPerson PD/PI][NIH] Unless otherwise specified in the FOA, PD/PI Project role should be Other (Specify) and Project Lead for an MP Other Component.
    • Warning: [Budget period 1 A] Unless otherwise specified in the FOA, the Project Role should probably be 'Project Lead' for an MP Other Component.

Cayuse 424 v6.0.1 - 05/09/2014

 

Fixes

  • Multi-Project Proposals now successfully submit to NIH when 'Yes' is selected for Foreign Activities on the RR Other Project Info page
  • Resolved rare issue where Proposal List would not sort correctly by Modified Date