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Research Tips: Naming researchers in proposals

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Just a friendly reminder, researchers: When naming faculty and/or staff in Novelution proposals, please remember to add in subheaders under the “Personnel” section for “Key Personnel and Other Personnel.” This is important to help reduce administrative hang-ups if you end up changing non-key personnel later, after a grant has been awarded. As a note, when […]

Research Tip: Best practice process for proposals

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A new research proposal checklist was developed in Jan. 2022. But because even one small change to the budget tool affects the proposal packet, and thus the Novelution submission, please follow a best practice procedure up front. To help navigate the checklist, then, follow the procedure below, which should result in needing fewer changes in all areas of […]

Research Tip: Only use the ‘Save’ button on Novelution

Categories: Research

Did you know that the only button you need to use at the bottom of the Novelution screen is the blue “Save” button? Please do not click “Submit for Approval,” “Check Validations,” or “Request Budget Pre-Review” when you reach the bottom of the submissions page (pictured above). If you choose anything other than “Save” you […]

Research Tip: Proposal checklist and proposal routing in Novelution

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Did you know the SMHS Grants Management website provides various resources needed to submit proposals? One of the newest items is a Proposal Checklist with proposal routing (Novelution) instruction highlights. This checklist gives you some things to think about early in the proposal process and a walkthrough of the order of what should be done first. There […]

Research Tidbit: Financial Conflict of Interest via CITI

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Researchers! Did you know that the Public Health Service Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) training is now done through CITI training for faculty and staff? Currently, the electronic proposal routing system, Novelution, is not yet integrated with the CITI training. For now, if you receive a notification about FCOI from Novelution, please ignore this notification […]

Attention researchers: SMHS will start using Novelution for grant/research proposals June 1

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Novelution is an online proposal management system launched by the Division of Research & Economic Development. This platform will enable a paperless proposal and routing process and is available at Use your UND PeopleSoft username and password to login. A user guide is located at  Please note the SMHS has some differences on […]

RSPD to launch new research proposal management system online

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The Office of Research & Sponsored Program Development’s (RSPD) online proposal management system, developed by Novelution, is now live on campus. We are excited to be able to provide this opportunity to create efficiencies in the external funding proposal process on campus. This system enables a paperless proposal management and routing process with future communication […]

Note changes to UND’s Division of Research and Economic Development

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UND’s Division of Research & Economic Development is undergoing change. Below are two messages the central Research Division disseminated last week. Please note that the SMHS will continue to route a hard copy of forms and Diane Hillebrand will provide the central Pre-Award Office with scanned copies of materials. This may change in the future; […]