Register in eRA Commons

A university or organization is required to register in eRA Commons to electronically submit a grant application. Only individuals with legal signing authority at the university or organization (e.g., CEO, Dean)—known as signing officials (SOs)—can register their organizations. Once the organization is registered, the SO can register or affiliate the principal investigator (PI) in Commons.

More than 35,000 organizations are already registered in Commons. To see if your organization is already registered, check this Quick Query: Commons Registered Organizations.

Link to Register in eRA Commons

If your organization is not listed, SOs can register their institutions at the Register Grantee Organization link on the eRA Commons home page.

Basic Tasks (step-by-step instructions)

Main Screenshots

Online Registration Instructions page

Figure 1: Online Registration Instructions page

Register Institution screen

Figure 2: Register Institution screen