iEdison, the Invention Reporting System, Transitioning to NIST This Summer


The management of iEdison, the system used to report inventions, patents and utilization data resulting from federally funded research grants and contracts, is moving from NIH eRA to the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) (see NIH Guide Notice OD-NOT-22-100).

iEdison has been developed and managed by NIH eRA since 1995. NIST expects to launch the new system in summer 2022.

The new iEdison system at NIST will be a modern, user-friendly platform that aligns with all regulatory requirements and will have many new features, including the ability to initiate discussions with the agency staff within an invention record using two-way communications, enhanced reporting capabilities, optional real-time email notifications for certain notifications, and more.

Existing and active iEdison accounts will automatically transfer to the new iEdison system.

Take three steps to prepare for the transfer:

Sign up to learn more: Subscribe to NIST’s iEdison Updates listserv for training opportunities and email updates.

Prepare to use Access to the new iEdison system will require a account. Create one at, using the email address you have for your existing iEdison account (this ensures the linkage between a user’s existing and new iEdison account). Using ensures an extra layer of security through two-factor authentication.

Delete obsolete accounts: It is recommended that account administrators (with Extramural TTO Admin role for external users and Invention Disclosure Office role for agencies) review their organization’s account(s) and delete any accounts which are no longer needed so these accounts are not transferred to the new system.

Resource: eRA news item

One comment

  1. I keep receiving e-mails about regulatory notifications but I see no phone numbers to contact. Neither of the links provided in my emails concerning the iEdison Help Desk open so they are a waste of time.
    I need to talk to a person. I have submitted new patents but I find the iEdison site impossible and I am not going to pay a patent lawyer to do it for me.

    thank you and cheers,
    Yvonne Rosenberg

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