The short answer:
The facts identified on an Incident Report cannot be edited or changed after it is submitted by an ALR user.
A submitted Incident Report is official. Be certain the facts are correct before you check "To Be Submitted" and click [Save].
There is a critical distinction between an Incident Report that is SAVED and on one that has been SUBMITTED.
SAVED Incident Reports
Consider these to be unofficial draft reports. As an ALR user, you can create and save an IR that lacks some required fields. You may want to finish it later. A SAVED IR is visible only to a user from your ALR, nobody else can see it. A SAVED IR's details, data elements, and descriptions can be changed by your staff in case there's a fact that is not yet known, or if someone wants to review the IR before submission.
Most importantly, SAVED Incident Reports are not visible to the ALR Certification Unit, and so they are not official.
SUBMITTED Incident Reports
When an ALR user checks "To Be Submitted" and then clicks the [Save] button, the system checks for all required fields before the record is saved to the database. If any fields are missing, the system will indicate which ones are missing. If required fields are missing is this scenario, the record is neither Saved not Submitted, and the Incident Report remains invisible to the Certification Unit.
A Submitted Incident Report is an official document that has been formally reported to the Certification Unit. Be certain of the facts before you [Submit], they cannot be changed later.