eRA Alert: Performance Sites of Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) Require UEI Effective June 23

As of April 4, 2022, the unique entity identifier (UEI) replaced the Dun & Bradstreet (DUNS) number as the official identifier required for an organization/institution to apply for and receive federal funding from NIH and other federal agencies. (See NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-21-170.) The UEI, a 12-character alpha numeric identifier, is issued as part of the System for Award Management (SAM) registration process.

As communicated in NOT-OD-22-130, the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) Module in eRA Commons is moving to the new visual appearance being adopted by other eRA modules, as a result of a required technology upgrade. The refreshed screens will be rolled out on Thursday, June 23, 2022.

All screens are being transitioned to the new look. The release includes the addition of the new UEI fields where applicable and required FORMS-G changes, including updated budget forms (see appended message).

We would like to inform you that RPPR Section G.8 Project/Performance Sites will no longer have a DUNS number field and will require a UEI instead of a DUNS number. This change will be effective on June 23.

If your organization is currently working on an RPPR with performance sites, please obtain the UEIs of the performance sites. Performance sites that do not have a UEI can obtain one through


DUNS to Unique Entity ID (SAM) Transition

Reminder: Unique Entity ID (UEI) Required Starting January 2022