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More Recent Features of Commons include:


***NEW*** xTrain has been released in pilot mode for all Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP) institutions. For more information please contact the eRA Helpdesk.
eSNAP - Allows an institution to review non-competing grant data and submit a progress report online.
Reference Letters: To submit a reference letter when requested by an applicant, please follow this link: Submit Reference Letter
Internet Assisted Review (IAR) - Allows reviewer to submit critiques and preliminary scores for applications they are reviewing. Allows Reviewers, SRAs, and GTAs to view all critiques in preparation for a meeting. IAR creates a preliminary summary statement body containing submitted critiques for the SRA or GTA.
Demo Facility - Demo Facility allows you to try most of the capabilities of the NIH eRA Commons in a sample environment. 


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