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Alert: In preparation for the use of the new biosketch and other support templates for due dates on or after May 25, 2022, NIH is encouraging applicants to start using the new templates for their applications. It is important to remember to flatten all pdfs before upload.

Alert: Use of Internet Explorer for eRA Modules to be Phased Out by July 19, 2021. In the wake of Microsoft discontinuing support for IE by August, eRA will phase out the use of IE for its modules by July 19, 2021 due to security concerns. Please switch to other eRA supported browsers. For tips and tricks on troubleshooting browser configuration issues, please go here: Tips & Tricks for Fixing Browser Configuration Issues When Using eRA Modules

Alert: Users of eRA Commons, ASSIST, Internet Assisted Review (IAR) and Commons Mobile will be required to use login.gov for two-factor authentication (2FA) in 2021. This requirement has started being phased in for reviewers starting Dec. 14, 2020 for meetings on Feb. 1, 2021 and beyond. Other users are encouraged to make the switch now before the mandatory deadline of Sept. 15, 2021. Users should make sure their account is active they know their account password.  If you are unsure of either, then use the link — Forgot Password/Unlock Account?.  Also, do not use any old bookmarked URLs, as it may interfere with the login.gov setup process. See details.

Alert: NIH is working with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to obtain approval for changes to the templates and application instructions for the biosketch and other support attachments. A guide notice with details on the changes and implementation has been issued NOT-OD-21-073.

Alert: If you are  experiencing an issue with logging into the system, please reset your password through “Forgot Password”  and delete the temporary internet files and cookies in your web browser. Close all web browser windows and open a new browser window. If you continue to experience problems, please contact the eRA Service desk at  Toll-free: 866-504-9552.

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The Application Submission System & Interface for Submission Tracking (ASSIST) system is used to prepare and submit applications electronically to NIH and other Public Health Service agencies. Prior to using ASSIST, applicants should identify a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to which they'd like to apply. FOAs are posted in the NIH Guide for Grants & Contracts and/or in Grants.gov each of which has robust search capabilities. The FOA text will indicate whether ASSIST can be used to apply to that opportunity. You will need the FOA number (e.g., PA-XX-XXX or LITC-ABCD-XX-000) to initiate an application.

Active Grants.gov and eRA Commons credentials are required to prepare and submit applications using ASSIST.



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