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Inside eRA for Partners, a news update from the NIH Office of Electronic Research and Reports Management (OERRM), provides its partners in the grantee community with pertinent information about the plans and progress of the NIH Electronic Research Administration (eRA). Through developing enterprise–level services for researchers and science managers, and through the support of critical information services, OERRM provides the grants programs of the NIH and the Department with technologies that reduce the costs of grants administration, capture and analyze grant data, and synthesize research information into knowledge that guides our research portfolio towards improving the Nation’s health.

If you have technical questions about NIH eRA Commons software, email the Helpdesk or call 301-402-7469 (toll-free 866-504-9552). Address other questions or concerns to members of the NIH Commons Working Group, who serve as liaisons to the grantee community.

Inside eRA for Partners, July 7, 2005 (Volume 5, Issue 3)
  • June/July Electronic Grant Application Pilot Completed
  • eCGAP Team Wins DHHS Secretary’s Award for Distinguished Service
  • Outcomes of May Commons Working Group Meeting
  • Using the New NIH Manuscript Submission System
  • Verify Your Commons PPF eMail Address
  • New Assurances Require Institutions to Update IPF

  • Inside eRA for Partners, April 30, 2005 (Volume 5, Issue 2)
  • eRA and NLM Implement New NIH Public Access Policy
  • eRA to Implement One View for All Users
  • eRA Prepares for PHS 398 Changes
  • DHHS Issues New Ethics Rules to Prevent Conflict of Interests
  • Next CWG Meeting Scheduled for May 22
  • The Electronic Application Process: Overview and Update
  • e-Notification System Pilot Begins
  • New Commons Release Now Available

  • Inside eRA for Partners, January 21, 2005 (Volume 5, Issue 1)
  • OER Appoints Dr. Israel Lederhendler to Head New Office of Electronic Research and Reports Management
  • e-Application Submission Opened to All on January 12
  • Fourth Annual eRA Symposium Heralds e-Applications
  • CWG Discusses e-Application Developments at January Meeting
  • Security Clearance Now Required for NIH Access to eRA
  • Enterprise Grants Management System Board Oversees Integration into eRA
  • eRA Tests Disaster Recovery Plan

  • Inside eRA for Partners, October 27, 2004 (Volume 4, Issue 4)
  • e-Application Pilot Underway for May 2005 Council Round
  • CSR Encourages Investigators to Submit Electronic Applications
  • CWG Discusses Commons Enhancements at September Meeting
  • eRA Working Group Explores Technology-Assisted Disease Coding
  • Send Paper Non-competing Progress Report to New Central Address
  • DHHS Enterprise Grants Management System Board to Meet in November
  • eRA Implements Roadmap Tracking and Changes to JIT Mailers
  • NIH Names First Director’s Pioneer Awardees
  • NIH Director Proposes Moratorium on Consultation Agreements

  • Inside eRA for Partners, August 6, 2004 (Volume 4, Issue 3)
  • eRA Accepts 31 Electronic Applications for January 2005 Council Round
  • Choosing the Right Service Provider for Your Institution’s e-Submissions
  • CWG Discusses New Commons Development at May Meeting
  • eRA Requests $45 Million to Fund Project in FY2005
  • Helpdesk Extends Hours of Service
  • NIH Establishes Central Receiving Point for All Paper Non-competing Progress Reports
  • NIOSH To Migrate All Its Research Grants to eRA
  • New Division of Extramural Activities Support To Begin Operations in October

  • Inside eRA for Partners, May 7, 2004 (Volume 4, Issue 2)
  • eRA Prepares for June/July e-Application Pilot
  • Charles Havekost Appointed HHS Chief Information Officer
  • eRA’s Virtual School Has a New Look
  • CDC Moves Forward Using eRA System
  • Commons Working Group to Meet in May
  • eRA Adopts a System-wide Approach to Improving Data Quality
  • Helpdesk to Extend Hours

  • Inside eRA for Partners, February 27, 2004 (Volume 4, Issue 1)
  • Dr. Izja Lederhendler Becomes Interim eRA Project Manager
  • Register Early for Commons Training at Upcoming NIH Regional Seminars
  • Second eRA e-Application Pilot Underway
  • eRA Opens eSNAP Pilot to FDP
  • e-Grants and Commons Top eRA Priorities for FY2004
  • Zerhouni Forms Working Group to Oversee NIH IT Management
  • eRA Awards Contracts for Software Development
  • Commons Usage Continues to Grow

  • Inside eRA for Partners, December 23, 2003 (Volume 3, Issue 8)
  • Dr. Norka Ruiz Bravo Appointed NIH Deputy Director for Extramural Research
  • NIH Prepares to Expand Electronic Application Pilot
  • eRA/SBIR Partnership Success Stories
  • Work Continues on New Ad Hoc Query Tool for Commons Status Users
  • eRA Bids a Fond Farewell to George Stone
  • eRA Is in the News
  • PHS 398 Form Undergoing Revision
  • Commons Working Group to Meet in January
  • NIH Roadmap: Implications for the eRA Project

  • Inside eRA for Partners, November 5, 2003 (Volume 3, Issue 7)
  • Dr. John McGowan to Leave eRA Project
  • eRA Will Process Live Electronic Applications this Fall
  • NIH Recognizes Electronic Files as Official Documents
  • Highlights of Quarterly Commons Working Group Meeting
  • Third Annual eRA Retreat Devoted to Resetting the Vision
  • Project Team Explores Benefits of Knowledge Management
  • eRA Awards New Contracts for Operations, Integration and User Support
  • eRA Forms Advanced Technologies Special Interest Group

  • Inside eRA for Partners, September 6, 2003 (Volume 3, Issue 6)
  • eRA to Become HHS Research Grants Administration System
  • NIH Seeks Early Adopters of Competitive e-Applications
  • New Password Policy to Take Effect
  • Missing Certifications Added to Institutional Profile
  • Commons Working Group to Convene This Month
  • Keeping Current on the Commons
  • Understanding Commons Roles

  • Inside eRA for Partners, July 28, 2003 (Volume 3, Issue 5)
  • CDC Migration Planning Continues as DHHS Decides to Process All Research Grants under eRA
  • Pilot Testing Begins for Electronic Grant Applications
  • eRA to Upgrade Commons Software on August 1
  • Internet Assisted Review Going Live in August
  • New Version of iEdison Fully Deployed
  • eRA Reconsiders Its Vision in View of New Requirements
  • eRA and NINDS Build NIH Type 5 e-Notification System

  • Inside eRA for Partners, June 11, 2003 (Volume 3, Issue 4)
  • Visit the New Virtual eRA School on the Web
  • Internet Assisted Review Going Live
  • New Version of iEdison Premieres This Month
  • eSNAP Upgrades Scheduled for July
  • eRA Staff and CWG Meet to Discuss Project Progress
  • New Load Balancer to Direct eRA Commons Traffic
  • eRA Commons Workshop Scheduled at NIEHS North Carolina Campus
  • Grantee Institutions Share eRA Commons Know-How

  • Inside eRA for Partners, April 7, 2003 (Volume 3, Issue 3)
  • Development of Electronic CGAP Continues
  • Fundamental Questions about the NIH eRA eCGAP
  • eRA Seeks Partners in Public and Private Sectors
  • eRA System Usage Continues to Rise
  • CWG Plays Vital Role in Fine Tuning New Applications
  • J2EE Version of iEdison to Debut This Spring
  • eRA Project Team Approves Proposal for OLAW Interface
  • New Software Automates eRA Application Testing
  • Upcoming NIH eRA Regional Seminars
  • FAQs for Grantees New to the NIH eRA Commons

  • Inside eRA for Partners, March 11, 2003 (Volume 3, Issue 2)
  • BOG Approves eRA Budget Increase for FY 2003
  • Enhancements to NIH eRA Commons 2 Planned for March
  • eRA to Launch Improved NIH eRA Commons Training Site
  • Commons Working Group Provides Feedback on NIH eRA Progress
  • Internet Assisted Review Pilot Expanded
  • Project Manager Shares eRA Vision at February 13 Workshop
  • CDs for Reviewers Upgraded to Version 2
  • Annual eRA Symposium to Focus on NIH Program Community
  • Upcoming NIH eRA Commons Orientation Sessions
  • FAQs for Financial Status Report System Users

  • Inside eRA for Partners, January 6, 2003 (Volume 3, Issue 1)
  • eRA Seeks Feedback on NIH eRA Commons 2 and Web Application Pilots
  • Project Team to Finalize Top FY 2003 eRA Priorities
  • Commons Working Group to Meet in January
  • Development of Electronic CGAP Underway
  • Deputy Director for Extramural Research Takes University Post
  • Network and Firewall Upgrades Improve eRA Performance and Security
  • Learning to Use the NIH eRA Commons

  • Inside eRA for Partners, November 22, 2002 (Volume 2, Issue 5)
  • Update on NIH eRA Commons 2.0 and New Web-Based Applications
  • Internet Assisted Review (IAR) Pilot Planned for December
  • Havekost Discusses E-Grants Initiatives at eRA Retreat
  • eRA Pilots Program Portfolio Management Interface
  • Meet eRA’s SBIR Awardees
  • David Wright Joins eRA Team as Policy Analyst
  • Two New Members Join eRA Steering Committee
  • Directory of Assistance for the NIH eRA Commons

  • Inside eRA for Partners, October 24, 2002 (Volume 2, Issue 4)
  • NIH eRA Commons Version 2 Debuts in November
  • eRA to Launch New Web-Based Financial Status Report (FSR) System
  • eSNAP Pilot Begins in November
  • NIH Implements Electronic T-5 Due Date Information for Grantees
  • eRA to Present at SRA and NCURA Annual Meetings
  • NIH Announces 2003 Extramural Loan Repayment Program
  • New NIH eRA Commons Helpdesk Welcomes Inquiries

  • Inside eRA for Partners, May 3, 2002 (Volume 2, Issue 3)
  • Commons Working Group Plans Washington, D.C., Meeting
  • NIH Commons Version 2 Will Feature Single Point of Ownership
  • New X-Train Version Strengthens Data Collection Capabilities
  • NIH Begins Conversion to Six-Digit Serial Numbers in June
  • Transition to Electronic Non-Competing Grant Progress Report Notification Continues
  • Internet-Assisted Review Pilot Planned for Late 2002

  • Inside eRA for Partners, March 12, 2002 (Volume 2, Issue 2)
  • eRA Public Briefing Details Partnership Opportunities
  • eRA Seeks Feedback from X-Train Users
  • Redesigned User Interface Highlights NIH Commons June Release
  • Mailing of Preprinted PHS 2590 Face Pages to Cease in 2002
  • Full Application Scanning is Underway at NIH
  • iEdison Enrolls Agricultural Research Service
  • Invention Reporting Workgroup Develops Data Dictionary

  • Inside eRA for Partners, February 6, 2002 (Vol. 2, Issue 1)
  • eRA Announces Partnership Funding Opportunities
  • Commons Project Manager for Application Development Appointed
  • Invention Utilization Reporting Changes Now in Effect
  • USAF Electronic Systems Center Adopts iEdison
  • Commons Working Group Focuses on the Competitive Application
  • 2002 Brings Changes to IAEGC and Federal Commons

  • Inside eRA for Partners, October 10, 2001
  • NIH Commons Working Group Decides Next Steps
  • Extramural Training (X-Train) Application Pilot Deployment Underway
  • eRA Reaches Out to NCURA Conference Participants
  • Interagency Edison (I-Edison) Receives Recognition from U.S. Air Force Users
  • New Summary Statement Status Interface Planned for 4th Quarter
  • Application Scanning Update
  • NCURA and Federal Demonstration Partnership Survey ERA Usage

  • Inside eRA for Partners, June 20, 2001
  • NIH Commons Working Group Meeting Scheduled in Washington on May 16, 2001
  • New Architecture for NIH Commons
  • The Federal Commons: An Internet-Based Grants Management Portal
  • Scanning: An Essential Step Toward Handling e-Grants
  • How eRA Develops Software
  • Shared Design Team Encourages Technical Collaboration Between OER, CIT and ICs

  • Inside eRA for Partners, April 10, 2001
  • Why Inside eRA for Partners?
  • NIH eRA Commons: Grantee Gateway to NIH Electronic Grants Administration
  • eRA Management Structure Open to Maximum User Input

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