Half-Day eRA Workshop: How Does eRA Commons Fit in the Grant Process Puzzle?

eRA Workshop: How Does eRA Commons Fit in the Grant Process Puzzle?

Note: To participate in this 1/2 day workshop, you must be registered for “Pre-Seminar Workshops” and the “2-Day Seminar”

Cost:  $55

What to Expect

Are you new to NIH grant administration? Have you recently started a new position or been given an eRA Commons account and you don’t know what to do with it? Then this NIH eRA Workshop is for you.

In this session, we will guide the novice and experienced users through key aspects of account administration, maintaining profiles and post-submission processing in eRA Commons. Status, delegation, Just in Time (JIT), No Cost Extension (NCE), progress reporting, administrative supplements, Closeout, Federal Financial Report (FFR), and Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) are among the topics covered. Participants are encouraged to bring questions, share their experiences, learn from others, and expand their professional network.

This workshop looks at the overall grant process, the role of eRA Commons, and your place in the grant process puzzle. The workshop lays the perfect foundation for the NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration. During the two day seminar, you’ll have the opportunity to build on that foundation and learn more about the policies and regulations, or the “why’s”, behind the “how’s”.


Upon completion of this workshop, participants will:

  • Understand that many federal agencies provide grant funding and how NIH fits into that scheme, including:
    • NIH Institutes and Centers
    • eRA Partner Agencies
    • Role of Grants.gov
    • What Does eRA Commons Do?
    • Submission options for NIH Opportunities
  • Learn about how to manage their applicants & grantees in eRA Commons
    • Understand Key Systems and Roles
    • The Signing Official & Account Management
    • Personal Profile
    • Institutional Profile
  • Learn how to track the application from submission to award
    • What’s Next After Clicking Submit
    • Track Application via the Detailed Status Screen
  • Gain understanding about eRA Commons roles & responsibilities
    • eRA Commons Roles
    • Delegations
  • Learn how to monitor the award (post-award processes)
    • Managing the Prior Approval Options
    • No Cost Extension
    • Administrative Supplements
    • Change of Institution Process
  • Learn about how the xTrain and xTRACT modules are used with training and fellowship awards
  • Explore the many reporting requirements
    • What is RPPR?
    • The three types of RPPR
    • RPPR & Human Subjects System (HSS)
    • Multi-Year RPPR
    • Complex, Multi-Project RPPR
    • Progress Report Additional Materials (PRAM)
    • FCOI
  • Learn what is required when an award goes to closeout
    • What is Closeout
    • Federal Financial Report
    • Final Invention Report
  • Discover where they find help and resources
    • Service Desks
    • Web Sites



Location: Date: October 25, 2017 Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Scarlett Gibb Joe Schumaker