Requirement for Electronic Submission of All Administrative Supplements

We just announced three important updates to our administrative supplement submission policies: effective immediately, NIH will begin accepting administrative supplement applications for multi-project awards electronically; and effective July 25, 2020, all supplement applications to existing single and multi-project awards must be submitted electronically and the streamlined submission method through the eRA Commons will be discontinued and replaced. Continue reading

Is Your Application Responsive to the Goals of Your Selected Opportunity?

NIH just announced that, like Requests for Applications (RFAs), Program Announcements with special receipt, referral, and/or review considerations (PARs) and Program Announcements with set-aside funds (PASs) may now include criteria that would make an application non-responsive (i.e., outside the scope of the PAR/PAS). Continue reading

Upcoming Mandatory Submission of the Federal Financial Report (FFR) in the Payment Management System Beginning January 1, 2021

Beginning January 1, 2021, respective to NIH grant awards that require submission of an FFR, NIH grant recipients will be required to submit the SF-425 Federal Financial Report (FFR) in the Payment Management System (PMS) as opposed to the eRA Commons/FFR Module. Continue reading

Signing Officials Can Access Overall Impact Scores and Summary Statements Starting June 24

Effective June 24, 2020, summary statements and overall impact scores for grant applications will be available on the eRA Commons Status Information screen to users with the signing official (SO) role. Currently, only principal investigators can view the scores and summary statements. Continue reading

Animal Oversight Changes for Institutions Receiving National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Funding

On April 16, 2020, NIH and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced a new agreement to ensure consistent and effective oversight of the welfare of animals used in NASA-funded activities. The agreement provides a framework to enhance communication and … Continue reading

eRA Moving to the Cloud April 17 to April 20; Systems Unavailable During This Time

Just a reminder that eRA is planning a major undertaking this month, to migrate its modules and data to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud April 17-20 (Fri-Mon). During this cloud migration, from 8am ET on Friday, April 17 to 8pm ET on Monday, April 20, all eRA modules and all informational websites (era.nih.gov, etc.) will be unavailable. Continue reading