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Topic Training Materials Date Posted
Registration with Grants.gov

Organization Registration Overview Tutorial provides important information and basic steps for registering your organization with Grants.gov

Jul. 1, 2009
Individual Registration Overview Tutorial provides important information and basic steps for registering as an individual with Grants.gov Jul. 1, 2009
Registration in Commons

Self-guided training that walks you through the steps for Registering in Commons.

Aug. 19, 2005

Automated training that shows you How to Affiliate a PI with a New Institution. Dec. 22, 2006
Instructions and Quick Tips for Registration in eRA Commons and Grants.gov (PDF - 64 KB) April 3, 2009
Finding the application package Follow along as we walk through the steps to find opportunities in the NIH Guide and download the application package. (PDF - 524 KB); Automated Demo - 8 minutes, 30 seconds Nov. 30, 2006 (PDF)
Jan. 26, 2007
Process Overview Interacting Electronically With NIH (PowerPoint - 5.16 MB) Handout This guide is a comprehensive overview of the NIH electronic grant application process. The PowerPoint "Notes View" provides the detailed instructor notes from the hands-on workshops. April 3, 2009
  eSubmission Pop Quiz - Key Training Lab Points (Powerpoint - 674 KB) This brief slideshow drives home the key points from the hands-on training lab sessions. Topics include who registers & where, what is on-time submission, how to submit a Changed/Corrected application and more. April 2009
Completing the application form

Grants.gov forms based navigation for Adobe (Flash Presentation)

Automated training from the Grants.gov Web site on filling out and completing PureEdge and Adobe application forms.

Review of the SF424 (R&R) form A Walk Through the SF424 (R&R)
(PowerPoint - 910 KB)
The presentation highlights the various sections of the SF424 (R&R) application forms with handy tips on filling out the forms.
April 1, 2009
Checking Status and Viewing Application

Follow the steps for checking submission status and viewing the assembled application in eRA Commons
For Signing Official (PDF - 720 KB); Automated Demo - 9 minutes, 41 seconds
For PrincipaI Investigator (PDF - 787 KB); Automated Demo - 8 minutes, 20 seconds

Nov. 30, 2006 (PDF)
Jan. 26, 2007
Getting used to Commons Creating a Commons Demo Account (PDF - 574 KB)
Create a user name and passwords to access the Commons Demo facility, where you can familiarize yourself with viewing status of application, checking for errors and warnings and viewing the assembled application. This exercise serves as a practice run for using the real world Commons.
Nov. 21, 2006

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