2-Factor Authentication for eRA Modules


eRA is moving to two-factor authentication via login.gov, meaning that log-in will require something you know (password) and something you have (a phone or other device). This new log-in method, optional at first but which may be required later, will be available Wednesday, April 8, 2020 for users of eRA Commons, Commons Mobile, IAR and ASSIST.

This change, part of HHS’s Reinvent Grants Management initiative, will help reduce the burden on principal investigators and research administrators by providing them the ability to log in to four different grants systems (eRA, Grants.gov, GrantSolutions and Payment Management System) using the same username and password via login.gov. Two-factor authentication will help ensure the security of your personal information.

To help you take advantage of this new option, we have compiled a number of resources for you:

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