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eRA Interface to the Extramural Community (NIH eRA Commons)

What is the NIH eRA Commons?

The Electronic Research Administration (eRA) Commons is a virtual meeting place where NIH extramural grantee organizations, grantees, and the public can receive and transmit information about the administration of biomedical and behavioral research. The eRA Commons is divided into both unrestricted and restricted portions that provide for public and confidential information, respectively.

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Where can I learn more about the NIH eRA Commons?

NIH eRA Commons Home PageInformation for Private Sector Partners Supporting the eRA Project
Release NotesUser Guides

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Where can I get help with the NIH eRA Commons?

Commons User Support PageReport a Bug
User Support 

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Where can I receive training for the NIH eRA Commons?

The NIH eRA Virtual School

NIH eRA Virtual School

Commons 101 Classroom

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What is the Commons Working Group (CWG)?

The Commons Working Group (CWG) is a group of advocates from the grantee community that provides advice and counseling to NIH as to what features and functionality are needed in the eRA Commons. It also serves as the main communication conduit from the grantee community for voicing concerns and issues regarding Electronic Research Administration (eRA) activities as well as helping redefine processes so that they can meet the needs of grantees using the new eRA systems. This group comprises research administrators from 14 research institutions. The administrators have a mix of pre- and post-award experience and also represent people with day-to-day, hands-on activities and high-level administrators who concentrate on policy and other broad areas of research administration. The institutions involved represent a varied cross section of grantees including small, medium and large research universities and a research hospital. This group meets three times a year in conjunction with the Federal Demonstration Partnership meetings.

Group RosterCWG Documents
Issues Raised by CWG Members
Meeting Minutes

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What is Invention Reporting (iEdison)?

iEdison (which stands for Interagency Edison) helps government grantees and contractors comply with a federal law, the Bayh-Dole Act. Bayh-Dole regulations require that government funded inventions be reported to the federal agency who made the award. iEdison is interagency because it provides a single interface for grantees and contractors to interact with any participating agency. iEdison makes it easy to learn about the law and its regulations and report an invention or patent funded by any of the agencies listed on the right.

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Where can I learn more about iEdison?

iEdison Web Site

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What is the Invention Reporting (iEdison) Working Group?

Meeting MinutesGroup Roster

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Where can I receive training for iEdison?

iEdison 2 Tutorial

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What is CRISP on the Web?

CRISP (Computer Retrieval of Information on Scientific Projects) is a searchable database of federally funded biomedical research projects conducted at universities, hospitals, and other research institutions. The database, maintained by the Office of Extramural Research at the National Institutes of Health, includes projects funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP), Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ), and Office of Assistant Secretary of Health (OASH). Users, including the public, can use the CRISP interface to search for scientific concepts, emerging trends and techniques, or identify specific projects and/or investigators.

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Where can I learn more about CRISP?

CRISP Web Site

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Archives & Information

2002 Goals2002 NIH Update (NCURA presentation, 11/4/2002)
2001 Accomplishments 

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