Simplified wizard-like screens will greet signing officials who are completing the one-time registration for their organization in eRA Commons. The updated Registration screens accommodate SAM-issued Unique Entity Identifiers (UEIs) and will pre-populate institutional information based on available active registration data in SAM.gov.
Note that assignment of a UEI is sufficient to register in eRA Commons while your full SAM.gov registration is being processed, though pre-population of SAM.gov data is not available.
While the registration process remains the same, the link to the registration screens has changed to https://public.era.nih.gov/commonsplus/public/registration/initRegistration.era. A temporary redirect is in place.
New screens call for updated resources. Here are some that will be handy for those planning to register (please spread the word):
- Register in eRA Commons webpage
- Register webpage on the Grants & Funding website
- Registering Institutions & Organizations in eRA Commons (video tutorial)
- Register Your Organization/Institution (online help)
- DUNS to Unique Entity ID (SAM) Transition (from SAM.gov)
Effective April 4, 2022, the UEI will become the official identifier for an organization through the federal award lifecycle and will replace DUNS. For those organizations already registered in eRA Commons, your SAM-issued UEI is automatically reflected in your eRA Institution Profile and there is no action needed to update your registration.