TRAQ DSS FORM Instructions for Researchers

Instructions for Researchers
 Log into MyQueensU/SOLUS portal (, click on My Applications, click on Go to the
TRAQ Researcher Portal
 Click Apply New
 Under Awards, click TRAQ DSS FORM
 Complete the different tabs of the TRAQ DSS FORM, as described below
Project Info tab
Give your project a title
Do not enter the start & end date
If your project has an international dimension note the name of the country in the Keywords textbox
Click Search under Related Certifications to link your certifications (human ethics/biohazards) to your
project – if certification is already active, or in progress
o Under Related Certifications, click Add New to make note of any required animal care certification
Project Team Info tab
o For researchers with cross-appointments: using the Affiliation drop down menu select the
department/research centre where project will be taking place (Important – for researchers from
department with Unit REB: the affiliation on the TRAQ DSS FORM should never be the “Unit”)
o To transfer role of PI, click Change PI, search for PI, click Select once PI is identified
o To add team members, scroll down, click Add New under Other Project Team Members*, click Search
Profiles, search for team members, click Select once team member is identified
* Project Team Members that are external to Queen’s, may be added in the Comments box (under PI
information). However, any team members who should have access to the TRAQ DSS Form through the
Researcher Portal should be added to the Investigator Database and added to the file under Other Project
Team Members. To add an external user to the Investigator Database, please email the TRAQ Help Desk.
Project Sponsor Info tab
Click Add New to add sponsor
Click Agency and search for [enter sponsor name here], click Select
Select [enter program name here] from Program drop down menu
Use calendar icon to enter Competition Date: [enter competition date, if applicable, here]
o Click Add New to add funding disbursement: enter anticipated Start Date (estimate) and total amount
o Answer the questions on sub-tab 1, 2 and 4. (Do not complete sub-tab 3, this sub-tab only needs to be
completed for hospital-based projects.)
Attachments tab
o Attach any document(s) identified on the Checklist sub-tab of the TRAQ DSS FORM such as: proposal,
agreement, budget/budget justification, etc.
o Click Add Attachment to attach your document(s)
Approvals tab
o Skip this tab – Approvals tab only needs to be completed for hospital-based projects.
 Click Submit button at the top of the screen when ready (Important: PI is the only team member who
has access to the Submit button.)
 Enter comment (e.g. “Please review.” “For your consideration”) in Comments text box, click Submit
button either at the top, or bottom, of the pop up window
TRAQ Tips!
 TRAQ is compatible with the following browsers: Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer 7.0+, and Google
Chrome. Internet Explorer 10, 11 users should remember to turn on Compatibility View. TRAQ is not
compatible with Safari.
 TRAQ does not have an automatic save feature. Please click the Save button before moving on to the
next tab.
Need Help?
For more details regarding the TRAQ DSS Form, please consult the TRAQ Awards – Researcher User
Manual available on the TRAQ website (
Please contact the TRAQ Help Desk for support, or training requests. The TRAQ Help Desk is available
by email ([email protected]), or phone: ext. 78426
For questions regarding the [enter sponsor and program name here], please contact your URS contact:
[enter name of URS Contact, ext. #, email address here].