How do I get an NIH Commons ID?

A: Contact your organization’s eRA Signing Official. Principal Investigators with an NIH grant should already have a Commons ID. Q: Who are my organization’s eRA Signing Officials? A: Your Signing Officials will be part of to your organization’s grants management staff.

Do consultants need an eRA Commons ID?

If you are planning an application due on or after January 25, 2022, take note that all senior/key personnel must have an eRA Commons ID, which is already a submission requirement for program directors/principal investigators and primary mentors listed on individual mentored career development applications.

Why do I need an eRA Commons ID?

eRA Commons IDs are already required as part of application submission for PD/PIs, multiple PD/PIs, sponsors on fellowship applications, component leads on multi-project applications, candidates for diversity supplement support, and the primary mentor identified on individual mentored career development applications.

How do I create a Commons account?

To create a new account:

  1. Navigate to the Admin module, and select the Accounts tab.
  2. Select the Account Management option.
  3. Search for the person (Last Name, First Name) whose account you are creating.
  4. Select the.
  5. On the Create Account screen, fill out the fields.

How do I find out if I have an eRA Commons account?

Before creating a new account, it is important for the person creating the account to first search to see if the user already has an existing eRA Commons username. If you find that you have more than one account please contact the eRA Service Desk at or 1-866-504-9552.

Who can create eRA Commons account?

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.

How do you find out if I have an eRA Commons account?

Who can get an eRA Commons account?

eRA Commons is an online interface where grant applicants, grantees and federal staff at NIH and grantor agencies can access and share administrative information relating to research grants. You will use eRA commons throughout the lifecycle of a grant – from application submission to grant closeout.

Who can have an eRA Commons account?

How do I access the eRA Commons?

Accessing eRA Commons after completing account creation and association to eRA account: After you create a account and associate your eRA Commons account with it, you must use the option on the eRA Commons home screen.

Can I have two eRA Commons accounts?

You should not combine administrative (e.g., SO, AA, AO) and scientific (e.g., PI) roles on the same eRA Commons account. If the same individual serves both an administrative and scientific function, they need two accounts (one for their administrative duties and one for their scientific duties).