NIH eRA Commons User IDs Mandatory for Graduate and Undergraduate Students in October 2014

Beginning in October 2014 NIH will require an eRA Commons ID for all individuals in graduate and undergraduate student roles who participate in NIH-funded projects for at least one person month or more.  The IDs will be required on the All Personnel portion of NIH progress reports, including those submitted on paper using the DHHS Public Health Service Grant Continuation Progress Report (PHS2590), and electronically using the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR).  Currently a warning is generated when an RPPR is submitted that lists individuals with a graduate or undergraduate student role who have not established an eRA Commons ID.   Beginning in October 2014, RPPRs lacking the eRA Commons ID for Graduate and Undergraduate Students will receive an error, and the RPPR will not be accepted by the NIH without this information. 

The MCW GCO encourages all PIs and departments to begin requesting eRA Commons accounts for students who need to be listed on NIH Personnel Reports Now

A Request eRA Commons Account form needs to be completed, signed and emailed to the GCO at for each student.  See the NIH Notice for more information.

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