Creating a PINS Record
- Log into PINS using your Unity ID and your Unity password.
- For a New proposal, select the option “Create a New Proposal”.
- For a Renewal, Continuation, Supplement or Revised proposal select the option “Create a Supplement/Continuation/Revised Proposal”.
- Choose the PI–your name will show as default.
- Select the project from the list and click the “Select” button.
- The proposal form will appear with the record already saved and the primary fields pre-populated.
- Complete the form
- Once form is complete, click Initiate Routing. If all fields are correctly completed, then you will receive a pop-up window that will say E-mail sent successfully. The web browser will automatically redirect you to the Main PINS menu.
- Select the option “Online Routing”.
- Identify and select the proposal you would like to approve.
- Double check the information and scroll to the bottom where you will select the option “Online Routing”.
- Your approval level will have an area to add comments and a button called “Approve”. Complete your comments (optional) and then click Approve.
Add a New Investigator to PINS
- Click Add Co-Investigator
- Allow a couple of seconds for the investigator list to compile
- From the drop down list, select the co-investigator you want to add. Hint: Simply start typing the last name to go directly to that area of the drop down list.
- Click Add. You will notice the co-investigator added to the co-investigator box in the main record.
- You can add as many co-investigators you would like. When you are finished adding co-investigators, click close.
PI’s with multiple departments – You will default to one department. Select your name with the proper corresponding department through which you’d like to route your proposal. If you don’t see your alternate departments in the drop down, then request that we add it.
- Research: A systematic investigation, inquiry or experiment designed to contribute to generalizable knowledge.
- Public Service: Transferring existing knowledge through outreach and engagement efforts in order to benefit the broader public.
- Instruction: Development of a curriculum designed to be implemented at the institution.
- Extension: Direct interaction and assistance of industries using know-how of the academy.
- Other: Rarely used but good choice for conference programs.
More about Indirect Costs (F&A)
- Answer should be “No” unless it is designated/intended to assure the quality and integrity of the safety data filed with the FDA.
- If this is not a FDA-regulated project, the answer is No.
- If it does not fit the definition, the answer is No.
- If it is not part of a regulation, the answer is No
- It should not be confused with standards for laboratory safety – appropriate gloves, glasses & clothing to handle lab materials safely.
FDA Good Laboratory Practices (GLP): GLP applies to practices for conducting nonclinical laboratory studies that support or are intended to support applications for research or marketing permits for products regulated by the Food and Drug Administration, including food and color additives, animal food additives, human and animal drugs, medical devices for human use, biological products, and electronic products. Compliance with this part is intended to assure the quality and integrity of the safety data filed with the FDA. GLP, a data quality system, should not be confused with standards for laboratory safety – appropriate gloves, glasses & clothing to handle lab materials safely.
More About FDA Good Laboratory Practice (GLP)
- Select a Country – United States is first in the drop-down, then alphabetical.
- Select a State – North Carolina is first in the drop-down, then alphabetical.
- If you selected North Carolina above, then select a county – Wake is first in the drop-down and then alphabetical.
- Then you will be prompted for a city based on the county you’ve selected.
- Add as many locations you would like but only one is needed.
- Click Load Data
- Type in the name of the unit responsible for the cost sharing or matching. For example, if you are buying a $20,000 piece of equipment and the sponsor requires the institution to cover 50% of the cost, then you need $10,000 in matching funds (cost sharing). Suppose NC State’s share of the cost comes from the department and the college equally ($5K each). Then for the department you would type in the name of the department (abreviations are fine here).
- Select a category. In the above example, the category is equipment.
- Select a type. In the above example, the type is cash.
- Enter the amount of cost share or match coming from the unit name you identified above. In the above example, that would be 5000.
- Click Load Data. You will notice the amount added to the cost sharing box and total in the main record.
- Now repeat the above for each cost sharing category, type and unit. In the above example you would then add the college line.
- When you are finished click close (or cancel).