Most reviewers participating in review meetings in early 2024 are required to complete 2 training modules before they can access their assigned applications in the Internet Assisted Review (IAR) module. New resources are available to help.
Good news for trainees and principal investigators who work on training grants! eRA is readying a redesigned xTrain module, scheduled to be rolled out on March 30.
Our eRA Systems (e.g., ASSIST, eRA Commons) perform several business rule validations to support our Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Policy implementation. The validations ensure the DMS Plan, associated budget line item, and budget justification are included when the DMS Policy applies and are not included when it doesn’t.
Several Status screens in eRA Commons moved to a new visual appearance on October 27. Note that this means that there are new ways to navigate to the information you need and new methods to quickly find what you are looking for in Status.
NIH collects demographic information including sex, ethnicity, race, and disability status from researchers as part of their eRA personal profile. The data collected are confidential and used for aggregate statistical reporting only, not for consideration of funding of individual grant applications.
A refreshed eRA website was launched on Monday, April 25. The redesign updates the home page, as well as the About eRA page with extensive new information about eRA and the services it offers to existing and potential agency partners. Don’t worry – the information sections you rely on every day for applicants, recipients and reviewers remain unchanged.
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).
Enhanced checks on non-compliance with clinical trial registration and reporting came into effect in eRA’s Human Subjects System on October 1 that could delay your RPPR submission if you are late on either front.
NIH is moving from passwords to passphrases — a set of random words or a sentence at least 15 characters long — effective sometime in November (date to be confirmed). Passphrases will only need to be updated annually.
Are you preparing fellowship or career development grant applications? Point your referees (the person providing the letter) to a new video tutorial that guides them through the process of submitting reference letters for applicants of fellowship and career development funding opportunities.