eFSAP Resource Center


Updates


This page will be updated as new system features and user materials are available.
Please check back regularly for updates.

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2017 Archived Updates





9/10/20 - eFSAP System Update Just Released: 1) Discussion Enhancements, 2) APHIS/CDC Form 1 Section 7A/C Enhancements, 3) Updates to APHIS/CDC Form 2

The Federal Select Agent Program (FSAP) is pleased to announce the deployment of another update to the electronic Federal Select Agent Program (eFSAP) Information System.

Beginning September 10, 2020, eFSAP users will notice the following system updates:

  • Discussion Enhancements
    • eFSAP now automatically tags discussion messages with information regarding the subject of the message and provides a link to the area of the system from which the message originated.

  • APHIS/CDC Form 1 Section 7A/C Enhancements
    • Upon approval of amendments, FSAP personnel will add additional notes to each work objective (e.g., large volume >10L, small animal, non-human primate).
      • This additional information will show on the Section 7A/C summary page allowing users to see more context regarding the work being performed without having to open each work objective.

  • Updates to APHIS/CDC Form 2
    • Users now have the ability to request a one-time extension to their transfer authorization.

For more information, please review the screenshots of the new features here.



  • 6/25/20 - eFSAP training on update just released

    The Federal Select Agent Program (FSAP) recently announced the deployment of major system updates to the electronic Federal Select Agent Program (eFSAP) information system.  eFSAP information system users are encouraged to sign up for one of our upcoming training webinars covering recent updates to the system.  During the webinars we will discuss updates to the notifications table, the general discussion page, and APHIS/CDC Form 1, Sections 6, 7A/C and B, as well as APHIS/CDC Form 2.

    Sessions will be held via webinar at the following dates/times:

    • July 7: 1-2:30 pm EDT
    • July 8: 1-2:30 pm EDT
    • July 9: 1-2:30 pm EDT

    To register for a session, please visit the eFSAP updates training registration page.

    Please note: as with every eFSAP system update, users must clear their internet browser cache in order for the system to function properly.  Instructions can be found on the eFSAP Resource Center page.  

  • 6/24/20 - eFSAP System Update Just Released: 1) Redesigned APHIS/CDC Form 1 Section 7B,  2) APHIS/CDC Form 1 Sections 4, 6, and 7A/C Updates, 3) Ability to Cancel APHIS/CDC Form 2 Transfer Requests, 4) General Discussion Updates, and 5) Notifications Table Updates

    The Federal Select Agent Program (FSAP) is pleased to announce the deployment of another major update to the electronic Federal Select Agent Program (eFSAP) information system. 

    Beginning June 24, 2020, eFSAP users will notice the following system updates:

    • Redesigned APHIS/CDC Form 1 Section 7B
      • Section 7B has been redesigned to support bulk-editing and bulk-deleting of strains/serotypes.
      • Upon addition or modification of a strain/serotype, detailed information is no longer required.  Rather, users are provided with a simple drop-down list of the most common strains/serotypes for the agent/toxin that is being added or modified.
      • If the entity has multiple entries of the same strain/serotype, the new 7B table automatically groups those rows together in an expandable/collapsible configuration to make the 7B table more compact and easier to navigate.

    • APHIS/CDC Form 1 Sections 4, 6, and 7A/C Updates
      • Section 4 now supports the withdrawal of expired personnel and also provides the user with a drop-down list of common reasons for withdrawal.
      • Section 6 now allows for the administrative editing of buildings, rooms, or suites that are not currently on an approved work objective.
      • Section 7A/C now permits the modification or removal of suspended work objectives. Enhancements have also been made to work objective histories and Section 7A/C notifications.

    • Ability to Cancel APHIS/CDC Form 2 Transfer Requests
      • The recipient entity of a Form 2 transfer request has the ability to cancel the transfer from Form 2 Section 1.

    • General Discussion Updates
      • The general discussion window now features pagination for faster loading times.
      • General discussion now has a search feature to find messages by date, keyword, or user.

    • Notifications Table Updates
      • The Notifications table now includes a selectable filter to quickly find notifications related to either amendments, inspections, or APHIS/CDC Forms 1, 2, 3, or 4.

    For more information, please review the tutorial with screenshots of the new features. 

    Please note: as with every eFSAP system update, users must clear their internet browser cache/cookies in order for the system to function properly.  Instructions can be found on the eFSAP Resource Center page.

  • 04/03/20 - Updated eFSAP Amendment Instructions

    The Federal Select Agent Program (FSAP) has updated its electronic Federal Select Agent Program (eFSAP) Resource Center to include two new tools to assist users in requesting APHIS/CDC Form 1 registration changes.  The new resources include a full instruction document, as well as an appendix highlighting the most frequently requested changes.  Updates have also been made to other materials throughout the page to reflect screen shots of the current eFSAP system.


  • 3/19/20 - eFSAP training on update just released

    The Federal Select Agent Program (FSAP) recently announced the deployment of major system updates to the electronic Federal Select Agent Program (eFSAP) information system.  eFSAP information system users are encouraged to sign up for one of our upcoming training webinars covering recent updates to the system. During the webinars we will discuss new and redesigned features such as: the principal investigator user role, entity admin center, redesign of the landing page, and printable entity registration certificate.


    Sessions will be held via webinar at the following dates/times:

    • March 23: 1-2 pm ET
    • March 25: 1-2 pm ET
    • March 26: 1-2 pm ET

    To register for a session, please visit the eFSAP updates March 2020 training registration page.


  • 3/18/20 - eFSAP system update just released: 1) APHIS/CDC Form 1 Section 7A/C load time improvements, 2) System-wide data table enhancements, 3) Amendment flagging and archiving, 4) Final inspection findings, and 5) Inspection histories

    The Federal Select Agent Program (FSAP) is pleased to announce the deployment of another major update to the electronic Federal Select Agent Program (eFSAP) Information System. 

    Beginning March 18, 2020, eFSAP users will notice the following system updates:

    Principal Investigator User Role

    • Responsible Officials (ROs) can now request system access for their Principal Investigators (PIs).
    • Upon accessing eFSAP, PIs are able to view limited information in Form 1 Section 7A/C and 7B (PIs can only see strains/serotypes and work objectives to which they are currently assigned).
    • PIs are able to view, edit, and save (but not submit) Form 1 Section 7A/C amendments (provided they are listed as a PI on the work objective the amendment is adding or modifying).

    Entity Admin Center

    • RO/ARO users now have access to a dedicated entity admin center.
    • Within the admin center, the RO/AROs will see a list of all users with access to their select agent and toxin information.
    • Each user's role is also displayed; read-only and super-admin user's roles can be modified directly.

    Redesigned Landing Page

    • Navigation links have been moved to the page header.
    • The names and contact information of the entity’s primary and secondary FSAP points of contact have been added.

    Printable Registration Certificate

    • Your Certificate of Registration is now available for instant viewing/downloading/printing.

    For more information, please review the tutorial with screenshots of the new features attached to this message. 

    Please note: as with every eFSAP system update, users must clear their internet browser cache/cookies in order for the system to function properly.  Instructions can be found on the eFSAP Resource Center page.