NIH eRA eSubmission Items of Interest May 18, 2012

Changes in CCR Coming this Month

An active Central Contractor Registration (CCR) is required to successfully submit an NIH grant application through It is also an NIH requirement to keep CCR information current and active from application submission through grant closeout (see NOT-OD-11-004).  Although CCR services are managed outside of NIH through the General Services Administration (GSA), we want to make you aware of upcoming CCR changes that could impact registrations requests or updates.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 through Monday, May 28, 2012 the CCR system will not be available for new or renewal registrations.  Tuesday, May 29, 2012 CCR services will be migrated into the new System for Award Management, or SAM.

Per the Web site:

If you currently have an active CCR registration, you need not do anything until it is time to renew your current registration.  At that time, the following steps will occur:

  1. You’ll create a new SAM User ID and Password
  2. Your CCR/FedReg permissions will be verified via your email account
  3. Your CCR registration information (Entity Information) will be waiting for you in SAM

If your record was set to expire between May 15, 2012 and July 15, 2012, the expiration date will be extended by 90 days. You will receive an e-mail notification from CCR when your expiration date has been updated. You will receive standard e-mail reminders to update your record based on this new expiration date. Those e-mail notifications will come from SAM.

After May 2012, when users go to the CCR/FedReg, ORCA, or EPLS websites, they’ll be automatically redirected to the SAM website The redirect will be in place for one year.  You may wish to update your bookmarks or browser favorites.

For more information on SAM, please visit the CCR web site and Note that NIH does not manage CCR, so all questions should be directed to the points of contact listed on the  Web site.  You can also get more info from the blog page.

Joe Schumaker
eRA Communications 
Division of Communications and Outreach
NIH Office of Extramural Research