eRA Commons: Improved Visual Appearance

Look for an improved visual appearance across several modules and screens in eRA Commons as they move to the new look and feel of other eRA modules (see short video and eRA news item). The new visual appearance is part of a required technology update that will enhance the security and stability of eRA Commons. 

The capabilities remain the same. However, there will be changes in the way users navigate to other modules, access action items, export documents, etc. You may have already seen the new visual appearance in xTRACT and xTrain.

Timeline

These changes will be implemented beginning January 31, 2024 and through spring of 2024.

List of Commons Modules/Screens Moving to the New Visual Appearance

 

Module

 

Screens (if Applicable)

 

Release Date & Resources

eRA Commons

 

Status (for principal investigators)3/29/2024

Status (for signing officials)

  • Recent/Pending eSubmissions

2/16/2024

Online help topic

Manage Supplements (SAMHSA)3/21/2024
Personal Profile

4/24/24

Online help topic

Institution Profile

3/21/2024

Online help topic

Admin Module (delegations)

2/16/2024

Online Help Topic

Request for Additional Materials (RAM)

  • IC (Agency) Requested Progress Report Additional Materials (IC PRAM)
  • Public Access Progress Report Additional Materials (PA PRAM)
  • OTA RAM

2/29/2024

OTA RAM online help topic

Grantee Closeout (SAMHSA)

  • Tangible Personal Property Report (TPPR)
  • Final Progress Report (FPR)

2/29/2024

TPPR help topic

FPR help topic

Final Progress Report (FPR) for DOC

3/21/2024

Online help topic

Just in Time (JIT) screens

2/29/2024

JIT online help topic

Non-Research Amendments T5/T6 (SAMHSA)3/21/2024
Quick Queries2/16/2024
ESI Eligibility

1/31/2024

Online help topic

Internet Assisted Review (IAR)
  • Preliminary Score Matrix

2/29/2024

Online help topic

Internet Assisted Review (IAR)
  • Submit Critique
  • Voter Sheet
  • Virtual Meeting List of Applications
  • Virtual Meeting Dashboard
  • Check Conflicts (Recruitment Phase)

4/4/2024

IAR online help topic

Account Management Module (AMM)
  • Create New Account
  • Manage Commons Account
  • View Commons Account
  • Search Commons Accounts
  • Change Password

4/3/2024

AMM Commons online help

Highlights of the New Look

  • Navigating to other modules —Click on the eRA logo or the Main Menu, located in the upper left of the new header, to see a dropdown menu of other eRA modules and click on the relevant one.

Click on the thumbnail image to expand to full view.

Figure 1: Click on the main menu (the nine squares) or the eRA logo and choose from a dropdown menu of other modules

Figure 1: Click on the Main Menu (the  nine squares) or the eRA logo and choose from a dropdown menu of other modules
 

  • Action items — Click a three-dot ellipsis menu to display a dropdown menu of action items. The three-dot icon replaces the action column.

Figure 2: Click the three-dot menu to choose an action item from the dropdown menu

Figure 2: Click the three-dot menu to choose an action item from the dropdown menu

  • Enhanced Table Tools — A set of tools enhances the ability to work with table data, from narrowing a search through the filter table; downloading and printing; specifying how many table rows appear per page and more.

Figure  3: A set of tools to work with table data

Figure  3: A set of tools to work with table data

For an explanation of all the new visual appearance features, please see Basics and Navigation for eRA Modules in the eRA Commons online help.