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System Notification Message

 All systems are currently available.


Commons and IAR will be unavailable beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET Thursday, April 24, and returning to service by 7:00 a.m. ET on Friday, April 25, 2014. The downtime will allow for the deployment of new features and fixes in eRA’s April system-wide software release.

  Guidance for resumption of grant-related activities post shutdown

Scheduled Commons Maintenance: For maintenance information, see the eRA Scheduled Maintenance Calendar.

Support Related Resources

  • Electronic Submission: Learn about the most frequent application errors at Avoiding Common Errors.
  • Electronic Application Submission: To learn about completing and submitting an electronic grant application and access helpful resources, visit the Applying Electronically website.
  • eRA Home Page: To find Commons FAQs, User Guides, training materials, and step-by-step instructions for performing tasks in Commons, visit the eRA website.

Commons Related Resources

  • Reference Letters: To submit a reference letter when requested by an applicant, please follow this link: Submit Reference Letter.
  • Demo Facility: Demo Facility allows you to try most of the capabilities of the NIH eRA Commons in a sample environment.

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