00C: Half-Day eRA Workshop: eRA Commons Account Administration & Post-Submission Processing

Note: To participate in this session you must be registered for “Pre-Seminar Workshops” and the “2-Day Seminar”

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 interactive session, we will guide the novice user 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 “how-to” 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:

  • Learn how to use the eRA Commons Status feature to:
    1. Verify Early Stage Investigator (ESI) and New Investigator (NIH) status
    2. Track reference letters matched to an application
    3. Identify key NIH contacts
    4. Check review assignments
    5. View Referral and review correspondence
    6. View Notice of Award
  • Learn about eRA Commons account administration
    1. Creating eRA Commons accounts and assigning appropriate eRA Commons roles
    2. Maintaining Institutional and Personal Profiles
    3. Tracking reference letters before they are matched to an application
    4. Assigning and managing delegations
  • Explore the mechanics of using key eRA Commons features, including:
    1. Just-in-time (JIT)
    2. No Cost Extension (NCE)
    3. Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR)
      1. Inclusion reporting
      2. Publication reporting
    4. Administrative Supplements using eRA Commons
    5. Closeout
    6. Federal Financial Report (FFR)
    7. Financial Conflict Of Interest (FCOI)
    8. xTrain
  • Explore self-help tools and resources and where to go for help if you still have questions

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