RAMP Upgrade We have completed the RAMP 10.0 upgrade this past week and have added a page to our RAMP website. RAMP Upgrade Information has all of the pertinent information for the users. If you would like to have more information or receive one-on-one training, please contact us at RAMP-Grants@fsu.edu. We will be updating the How-to Guides on the website and in the Help Center in the next week.
Reminder The RAMP Grants support email, RAMP-Grants@fsu.edu, is the quickest way to reach the RAMP Support Team with any questions or concerns. Please continue to provide us with your feedback as we work to improve the training options. Please remember that RAMP notifications are sent to the official email address of record identified in OMNI so be sure to update any information/preferences in the myFSU Portal.
New format for our Newsletter! In this and future issues of the RAMP newsletter, you’ll see new tips, tools, and reminders you can use to navigate FSU’s research management system. In addition, we’re also archiving past issues and information — you can access it anytime in the Announcements section on the RAMP webpage.
How to Request a Change to Your Department Reviewers and/or Ancillary Reviewers? First, the proposed change will need the approval of the department chair or higher. Second, to request the change in RAMP, send an email of the proposed change(s) along with the department approval to RAMP-Grants@fsu.edu. Please include in the email the department name and department ID number, as this will help expedite the process. Also, include in the email whether the change is to be made to the “Department Reviewers” (provide level), the “Ancillary Reviewers,” or both. If you are working on a particular Funding Proposal and this is the reason the request is being made, please provide the Funding Proposal ID number as additional activities may need to be performed prior to making the change in RAMP.
So, you’ve tweaked your proposal based on feedback you received from the sponsor and now you need to resubmit your proposal. A resubmission proposal can only be created from the workspace of a previously submitted proposal that is currently in the “Not Funded” state. If the previously submitted proposal is still in the “Pending Sponsor Review” state, you will need to have it moved to the “Not Funded” state in order for the “Create Resubmission” activity to be available to you. A new How-to Guide has been added to the RAMP Grants Help Center and the Grants Training page on the RAMP website labeled “How to Create a Resubmission Proposal” that will help you get started on that resubmission proposal.
RAMP Export Control is fully operational and required to be used for export control requests. This new system was launched in December and it marks the 5th module within the Research Administration Management Portal. RAMP Export Control provides an automated process and enhanced communication tools for the submission, review and management of export control requests. The Export Control module offers the same transparency as the other RAMP modules where the users are able to check the status of requests in real-time. It also provides a flexible review process as ancillary reviewers can be added to the workflow to evaluate and comment on particular export control requests, as needed.
Ancillary reviews that are assigned to organizations are routed to each of the organization’s designated ancillary reviewers at the same time. Some organizations have two reviewers, and some organizations have more. Once any one of these designated ancillary reviewers selects “Yes” to Question 3, “Is the ancillary review complete?” on the “Submit Ancillary Review” SmartForm page, and clicks “OK,” the review is no longer accessible to any of the reviewers. This includes the reviewer who completed the task.
The “Create Renewal” button is only available to the PI. A renewal Funding Proposal is created from the awarded Funding Proposal workspace. Once the PI completes the first page of the smartform saves/clicks continue and enters the staff members on the second page of the smartform and saves, the staff members will have access and be able to assist in the completion of the renewal funding proposal.
On Friday, February 5th there were updates applied to the RAMP Agreements module that will impact departments. First, there is a new agreement type in RAMP AGM – Unfavorable Terms Memos. This agreement type will be initiated by SRA and the FSURF during the award negotiation process to document any unfavorable terms that the sponsor is unwilling to remove and the department is willing to accept the risk (a UFT cannot be used for contract terms that the university is legally prohibited from accepting). Signatures from the PI, Chair/Director and Dean of the respective department will be collected via RAMP through DocuSign.
RAMP Export Control is fully operational and required to be used for export control requests. This new system was launched last month and it marks the 5th module within the Research Administration Management Portal. RAMP Export Control provides an automated process and enhanced communication tools for the submission, review and management of export control requests. The Export Control module offers the same transparency as the other RAMP modules since users are able to check the status of requests in real-time. It also provides a flexible review process as ancillary reviewers can be added to the workflow to evaluate and comment on particular export control requests, as needed.