Reviewers, PIs: Stick to One eRA Commons Account


You should have only one eRA Commons account to accurately capture your review/grant/publication history and expertise. This helps ensure accurate data for NIH and fewer headaches for you. The only exception is for a small business owner functioning in both the signing official and principal investigator roles for the business. 

Examples of problems caused by duplicate accounts

  • Your study section service may not be recorded properly if you are a reviewer eligible for continuous submission.
  • Precious time may be spent trying to figure out which is the pertinent account if you are a principal investigator calling the eRA Commons Help Desk with a question about your grant application.

Actions you can take