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eRA eSubmission Items of Interest - January 7, 2009

View Your Submission Status and Assembled Application in eRA Commons

I can’t remember the last time I’ve written Items of Interest and didn’t stress one of the following tips for successful application submission…

  1. Don’t wait until the last minute; leave enough time to address unforeseen issues.
  2. Read and follow all opportunity announcement and application guide instructions.
  3. Track your application all the way through to an assembled application image in eRA Commons – If you can’t view it, we can’t review it!
  4. Report to the eRA Commons Help Desk any issues (even if you are already working with that threaten your ability to submit your application on time.

Today is no exception. If you are submitting to the January 7 submission deadline for AIDS and AIDS-related applications, hopefully you already have your error-free application sitting in the PD/PI’s Commons account and, after a careful check of the entire assembled application image, you are sitting back congratulating yourselves on a job well done.

However, if you still have submissions to make, here’s another good reason to follow those tips… is currently investigating an issue that has caused some applicants to receive conflicting status notifications for their submissions. has described the symptoms as follows: is working hard to address this issue. In the meantime, here are some steps you should take if you receive a rejection notice for your submission…

eRA Commons Release Coming Soon!

Stay tuned…information on new eRA Commons features & fixes to be released later this month will be heading your way in the next few days.

Sheri Cummins & Scarlett Gibb
Customer Relationship Managers
eSubmisssion and eRA Commons
NIH Office of Extramural Research

This page last reviewed: January 14, 2009