Note: Required Use of Two-Factor Authentication via login.gov for eRA’s External Modules in 2021
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.
Federal Financial Report (FFR) Required to be Submitted in the Payment Management System, Effective January 1, 2021 Effective January 1, 2021, recipients will be required to submit the SF-425 Federal Financial Report (FFR) via the Payment Management System (PMS) instead of via the eRA Commons (see Nexus article). If a recipient or recipient staff responsible for FFR submission does not already have an account with PMS, please Contact PMS to get access. Please note that the Search for Federal Financial Report (FFR) screen in the eRA Commons will have a “Manage FFR” button that will link the recipient to the PMS system.
NIH is working with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to obtain approval for changes to the templates and application instructions for biosketch and other support attachments. A guide notice with details on the changes and implementation will be issued when approval is received.
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