eRA Information: External User Acceptance Testing (Ext-UAT) Environment Downtime Monday, April 26, 2021

On Monday, April 26, 2021, the External User Acceptance Testing (Ext-UAT) Environment will be refreshed with new data. The downtime is scheduled to start at 7 a.m. and should be completed by noon.  We will send another communication once all activities are completed and confirmed. 
This refresh will create a much more up to date testing environment for our external users. This downtime does not impact production systems. 
How will the actual migration affect external users?
  1. All data/information currently in UAT will be scrubbed. Thus, if there are documents or information that you want to be preserved, you will need to copy them to a local source.
  2. External account information will be maintained if it has been used for application submission. Thus, if an organization exists only in UAT and has not submitted actual applications to NIH, that organization will be removed. However, users will be able to re-register using the same credentials in the refreshed UAT database after April 26th.
  3. Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOA) currently available in UAT will still be available following the migration.
Account Type
From UAT/Prod?
How they will be refreshed
Accounts in UAT only
These accounts and all data associated with them will be removed. Users can re-register with the same credentials after the refresh
Accounts in UAT duplicated from Production
These accounts will lose data associated with them, but the accounts and their credentials will remain.
(Please contact the eRA Service Desk if you encounter any problems)
Webservice (WS)
Already exists in UAT
Active WS accounts in UAT email addresses will remain intact.
Webservice (WS)
Coming from Production
WS accounts in Production will be copied over to UAT.  Their email addresses will be scrubbed.