A change has been made to the new Special Characters validation recently activated in Coeus (see original post for details).

The special characters validation for proposal attachments has been changed from an ERROR to a WARNING.  Since this validation detects spaces as special characters, this warning will be triggered on proposals using NSF Cover Page v 1.3.  These proposals requires the Data Management Plan be uploaded as narrative type Other with the exact description “Data Management Plan,” which includes spaces.

Since this validation warning will trigger for proposals using NSF Cover Page v 1.3, please verify there are no special characters in any other proposal attachment type filenames.

The SubAward special character validation has not been changed; it is still an error.

For more information, see the updated Quickcard on Coeus Validations.

Questions about Coeus should be directed to coeus-help@neu.edu.