Starting early next week all grantees will have the option to submit their administrative supplement requests electronically. If you are planning to submit an administrative supplement request, we encourage you to try it. Submitting through eRA Commons should be quick and easy. You will find much of the supplement application pre-populated with information from the parent grant data, and the system will guide you through the rest of the application.
We also developed a way to submit through Grants.gov if that is your preference. NIH does not have a way to pre-populate the application data for you if you choose this method of submission, but for our grantees who have institutional systems designed to interact directly with Grants.gov, this method can leverage the same information collection and submission processes used for competing grant application submissions.
This a pilot, so electronic submission of administrative supplement requests is not required at this time. It will be, eventually, so it would be a good idea to try the system now.