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New/Revised Project Development Process

Steps in initiating a new or revised CAES project:

  1. Principal Investigator (PI) initiates project following his/her College/Department Approval Process.
  2. If approved at Department/College level, PI meets with the CAES Director
  3. If approved by CAES Director, PI completes required forms, and obtains signatures
  4. PI sends complete proposal (electronic & hardcopy with signatures) to Jan at CAES Director's Office
  5. Jan checks data and obtains final approval/signatures from the CAES Director
  6. Jon assigns project number; sets up account(s)
  7. Jan sends forms to the Research Integrity & Compliance Review Office for their review/approval/signature.
  8. Jan submits final forms to USDA/CRIS via the CRIS Forms Assistance website
  9. CRIS reviews/approves project; assigns accession number.
  10. CRIS returns forms to CAES Director's Office
  11. Jan updates database; sends approval letter to Associate Dean of Research with copies to Jon, Department Head and PI. Jon contacts department regarding account numbers.
  12. PI submits progress report on an annual basis (AD-421). CAES sends request to departments in November; due in January. (Requests for reports for USDA grants are sent throughout the year.)
  13. At the end of the project term, PI has the option to terminate, renew, or extend (1 year only) the project. Process starts over.

If project is denied by USDA/CRIS, appropriate steps are taken to remedy the situation.


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