The following eRPM support materials are available to help you enter Required Space:
Space information that you can select in this section comes from the M-Pathways Financials system (Space Management database).
For each person with a role of UM Principal Investigator, UM Sponsor Principal Investigator, or Participating Investigator with Specified Effort:
Can't find a building or room?
If you cannot find a building or room, first refer to the List of Buildings in eResearch Proposal Management spreadsheet to find the M-Pathways Financials system name for the building.
If you have used the search tips above and still cannot find your space
your space does not exist in the M-Pathways Financials system:
OVERRIDE SPACE OWNERSHIP & ADD COMMENTS
If needed, you can override the Department listed as the owner of the space (you need another department to approve use of this space):
If you need to change already entered Room Comments or the Override Dept ID:
Deleting space only has one step, be sure you select the correct space to delete.
It is the responsibility of the University to provide adequate space for the duration of any sponsored project. When a department chair, dean, or director (or anyone responsible for assigning space within a University unit) indicates on the Proposal Approval Form that space is available and specifies the building and rooms, the space commitment serves two important purposes. First, it indicates to the sponsor that adequate space is available in which to conduct the proposed research or other sponsored activities. Second, the designation of a specific site for the sponsored project serves as a basis for the drug free workplace certification, required in all federally sponsored projects.
The lead time involved in submitting proposals may dictate that units "hedge their bets" in terms of the assignment of space. Therefore, in some cases, the space identification may include the phrase "or equivalent space, as available."
Sponsors may seek assurances that adequate space will be provided by the University to carry out the proposed research during the duration of funding. The sign-off by the Deans, Directors, or their designees provides such assurances, and in turn, these commitments are provided to sponsors when the University receives inquiries in this regard. Careful review of this section is therefore essential.
Faculty may have appointments in more than one department and may initiate a grant proposal in one department which involves space in another unit. It is especially important that the appropriate space approval be obtained in such cases, because it also indicates that the unit whose space is involved approves submitting a grant through another unit. An increasing number of projects involve individuals in two or more units. All relevant space allocations should be documented on the PAF and proper units must approve these space commitments.
Many award applications include a section on available facilities and resources. The information on the PAF should correspond to that section and include all the activity space indicated.