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.
All Senior/Key Personnel Required to Have A Commons ID Listed on Applications for Due Dates on Or After January 25, 2022
For due dates on or after January 25, 2022, NIH, AHRQ, FDA, and ORD/VA are targeting a requirement that all individuals listed on the R&R Senior/Key Person Profile (Expanded) Form have an eRA Commons username (Commons ID) listed on grant applications.
eRA is phasing out the use of Internet Explorer for all eRA systems due to security concerns. By July 19, 2021, eRA systems will no longer be available when using the IE browser.
The new eRA Commons home screen (log-in screen) and landing screen (screen when first logged in) are going to be unveiled on Tuesday, January 12, 2020.
Users will be required to use two-factor authentication (2FA) through login.gov to access eRA Commons, ASSIST, Internet Assisted Review (IAR), and Commons Mobile by September 15, 2021. This secure 2FA allows users to log in to four different grants systems (eRA, Grants.gov, GrantSolutions.gov and Payment Management System) using the same login.gov credentials.
Federal Financial Report (FFR) Required to be Submitted in the Payment Management System, Effective January 1, 2021
Recipients will be required to submit the SF-425 Federal Financial Report, a statement of expenditures associated with their award, to the Payment Management System (PMS) instead of eRA Commons, effective January 1, 2021.