Note: eRA has made enhancements in the Reference Letter Submission System, any previous bookmarks saved for reference letter submission will no longer work. Please access the system from the Commons Home page for the latest updates.
Note: Two-Factor Authentication: Alert for PIs and Senior/Key Personnel Effective September 15, 2021, eRA will begin requiring two-factor authentication 45 days after the submission of a Type 1 or 2 application or RPPR for all individuals listed there as principal investigators and senior/key personnel. Users can comply by using Login.gov and/or a qualified InCommon Federated account. Administrative account holders will be required to move to two-factor authentication in early 2022. Learn more about using Login.gov or InCommon Federated accounts to access eRA Commons and ASSIST.
Note: 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.
Note: eRA posts the 2021 Deployment and Maintenance Calendar on the eRA Website. Updates and additional details about planned maintenance are documented in this calendar as they become available.
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