What is eRA Commons?

What is eRA Commons?

What is eRA Commons? 

The eRA Commons is a web interface where National Institute of Health, certain other Department of Health and Human Services agencies,  applicants and institutions are able to to participate in the electronic grant application and administration process.  Principle Investigators and postdoctoral personnel funded by the NIH are required to be registered with the Commons, and to include their Commons user name in their proposals.

The best place to start is with the following presentations geared to provide you with an overview of the electronic grant application process:

  • Interacting Electronically With NIH (PowerPoint – 4 MB) – Updated June 2012
    • This presentation, given at NIH outreach events, provides an overview of both pre- and post-award electronic processes. The PowerPoint “Notes View” provides the detailed presenter’s notes.


  • Successful eSubmission (PowerPoint – 6 MB) – Updated June 2012
    • This presentation, given during hands-on workshops at NIH Regional Seminars, provides a comprehensive overview of the electronic application submission process, from preparing to apply to checking your application’s status in eRA Commons.


  • eSubmission Pop Quiz (PowerPoint – 714 KB) – Updated June 2012
    • Revised before each hands-on eSubmission workshop at NIH Regional Seminars, this “pop quiz” presentation reviews main points covered in the workshop.

More resources:

eRA Users Guide  http://era.nih.gov/Docs/COM_UGV2630.pdf


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