Top 3 Applicant and Grantee Systems Resources


Are you applying for or managing an NIH award? To help you navigate our grants systems, the electronic Research Administration (eRA) website provides a myriad of resources. Here are the three most commonly accessed resources that you may find helpful:

  1. eRA Commons Online Help for step-by-step instructions
    eRA Commons Online Help can be accessed throughout the eRA Commons modules by clicking the question mark icon  in various places on the screens.  But did you know the online help is also available outside of the eRA Commons modules? Using the link above, you can get to the complete online help content.  It provides information from passwords to ORCID iDs, status to closeout and everything in between.
  2. eRA Video Tutorials for quick overviews
    Sometimes you just want to see how something works and we have an ever-growing library of videos (currently at 50+) to help you. Designed to be short and sweet and to the point, most videos are less than 5 minutes and demonstrate key functionality of the different modules that make up eRA Commons. If you are a fan of Twitter, look for an increasing number of videos specifically designed for social media from the @NIHgrants (Grants and Funding News from the Office of Extramural Research) handle.
  3. eRA Commons Frequently Asked Questions for helpful answers
    FAQs are kind of the unsung hero of this list.  Developed from real user feedback, the FAQs are constantly being updated with new content and improved information.  Divided into 25 different categories, eRA FAQs cover a wide range of topics to help you find the answers that you are looking for.

If you can’t find what you are looking for on the eRA website, don’t hesitate to contact the Grants Information group or the eRA Service Desk.

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