Certify or Approve

Principal Investigator Certification:

PI Certification in KR

When you receive a notification to certify or at any time before the proposal is submitted for review and approvals, you may certify the proposal.

  • Log into Kuali Research
  • Click on the link in the notification email, which will open the certification questions for response
  • OR Search for and open the proposal, then use the left navigation menu to navigate to Key Personnel > Personel
    • Click on the triangle next to your name to open details.
    • Select the Certification Questions tab
  • Respond, then Save
Proposal Approval:

KR Approver Procedure

Log into Kuali Research and open the proposal in View mode once it has been submitted for review. You will receive an email notification when the proposal is ready for your action. Most departments have approval groups of two or more individuals for an approval stop. Only one approver must take action.

After logging into Kuali Research, you can click on the link in the email notification that begins "To respond to this eDoc". You may also find the proposal via your Action List, or by searching for the proposal.

  • If the proposal does not open to the Summary/Submit section, use the left navigation menu to navigate to Summary/Submit
  • If you are the next Approver, Approve and Return buttons will appear in the bottom menu bar
  • Click "Approve" at the bottom of the page OR
  • Click "Return" to return the proposal for revisions and enter a reason for return in the field that pops up
View routing actions/status:
  • Open the proposal in view mode (if you just approved, close and reopen the proposal in view mode)
  • Navigate to the Summary/Submit section
  • In the bottom menu bar, click on "View Route Log". In the pop-up window you can review:
    • Actions Taken — Where the proposal has been (who has approved it, so far)
    • Pending Action Requests — Where it is waiting for approval now
    • Future Action Requests — Where it is going (the next approval stops)