Latest Updates

February 1, 2024

Add a new topic describing how to initiate an RPPR for a Department of Commerce (DOC) award; see Initiating the Department of Commerce RPPR. Added general information and updates to RPPR topics regarding DOC RPPRs. Added caveats to RPPR, Delegation, and Role help topics that do not apply to DOC awards.

January 31, 2024

The ESI Eligibility screen was updated to a new visual appearance. Added a topic on using the updated ESI Eligibility screen; see ESI Eligibility Search.

January 24, 2024

Updated Basics and Navigation topic, as the header, Main Menu, tables, and table tools have undergone minor visual updates. No functionality was changed.

January 4, 2024

Added a new topic describing how to submit a Foreign Disclosure Form. For details on this requirement and to find a blank form, see Required Disclosures of Foreign Affiliations or Relationships to Foreign Countries. For instructions on uploading the form, see SBIR/STTR Foreign Disclosure Form—Request for Additional Materials.

January 3, 2023

Updated Locked Account topic to reflect that the Unlock Account capability was removed from the Admin module.

November 16, 2023

Revamped the topic on Just In Time (JIT) submissions, and added information on a new SBIR/STTR file upload section for the Foreign Interference Form on the JIT screen. See Just in Time (JIT) Screen.

November 8, 2023

Added documentation on Payment Request Module for DOC awardees. See Payment Request Overview.

October 30, 2023

Several changes have been made to eRA Commons modules as part of Department of Commerce (DOC) rollout. In October of 2023, several DOC bureaus will begin using eRA to manage the award and post-award grant lifecycle. DOC-specific documentation has been added as follows:

Agency-Specific Instructions: Department of Commerce (DOC) users: Please see Applicant and Grantee Training for more information .

October 30, 2023

Users searching for awards in Status (SOs), RPPR, and FFR can use the new Awarding Office/IC search criteria feature to limit search results to only specific grantor organizations. See Awarding Office/IC - Change Selections (Search Criteria).

October 12, 2023

As of October 12, 2023, requests to revise approved Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Plans for NIH awards must be submitted via Prior Approval's “Other Request” type. The online help topic, Prior Approval - Other Request, was updated with specific instructions for using the Other Request type in Prior Approval for DMS change requests.

July 27, 2023

Updated topics on creating a new account and doing an advanced search for accounts to align with new updated screens for these features. Also updated screen capture for 500K Prior Approval Request, where the FOA label has been changed to Opportunity Number to align with eRA's new naming guidelines; see Prior Approval - $500K Request.

June 27, 2023

Updated eRA Commons online help to a new look and feel, and it now includes the new eRA logo. See Welcome to eRA Commons Online Help for instructions on using the new help features.

May 16, 2023

The Understanding Grant Numbers topic has been updated to include the new "D%" suffix code. The new D code in a grant number indicates that a resubmission and/or renewal application was withdrawn prior to the issuance of a summary statement at the request of the applicant and a subsequent version of that resubmission or renewal was submitted.

May 15, 2023

A new Project Number field has been added to the General search screen for signing officials in the Status module. At this time, this field is to support a pilot program for NIH contract vendors and can be disregarded by most eRA Commons users. See Status Search for SOs.

October 27, 2022

Signing officials (SOs) now have an option in the eRA Commons Status module to bypass the standard 2 business day application viewing window for administrative supplement applications. See Bypassing the 2-Business-Day Application Viewing Window for Administrative Supplements.

October 27, 2022

The Status module for signing officials has been updated to a new visual appearance. Status screens have been updated in the help, including Status search screens, search results, some screens that result from clicking action links from grants, and the Status Information screen. See Status Search for SOs.

October 27, 2022

The Change of Institution/relinquishing statement screens for signing officials are now updated to a new visual appearance. All relinquishing statement screens have been updated in the help. See Managing Relinquishing Statements .

August 19, 2022

Updated all links to eRA Help Desk to https://www.era.nih.gov/need-help, the new support page for eRA.

July 20, 2022

Updated Personal Profile screen captures to match current product screens. Changed Gender to Sex in Demographics section of Personal Profile.

June 30, 2022

Updated FCOI section to align online help with the FCOI new look and feel. Content and functionality of FCOI remains the same; see Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) Module Overview.

June 23, 2022

Updated RPPR section with all new screenshots to match the new look and feel of the RPPR module. See Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) Module.

June 13, 2022

Updated link for more information on Other Support in the Just in Time Screen topic: Just in Time (JIT) Screen.

May 23, 2022

Updated the Delegations topics to align with the new look and feel of all delegation screens. See Delegations.

May 20, 2022

Updated the Demo Site topic to align with the new look and feel of Demo registration screens. See Commons Demonstration Site.

May 2, 2022

In the Institution Profile, updated the About the Institution section to align with the new use of unique entity identifiers instead of DUNS numbers. DUNS number, if they exist, still display in About the Institution. See About the Institution. Relinquishment of Institution (Change of Institution) screens are updated to show new UEI field in the place of where the DUNS number formerly appeared.