NIH eRA eSubmission Items of Interest May 23, 2012

Changes in CCR Delayed Until the End of July

Please note that General Services Administration (GSA) has announced that the launch of the System for Award Management (SAM) will be delayed until the end of July 2012.

From the blog page:
“The General Services Administration (GSA) is moving the implementation date of the System for Award Management (SAM) from May 29, 2012 to the end of July 2012. The additional sixty days will allow federal agencies to continue preparing their staff, give agencies and commercial system providers even more time to test their data transfer connections, and will ensure SAM contains the critical, documented capabilities users need from the system.”

For more information concerning the SAM implementation and services, please visit

Original message posted Friday, May 18, 2012 10:29AM.

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