Targeting due dates on or after January 25, 2022, NIH, AHRQ, FDA, and ORD/VA will require all individuals listed on the R&R Senior/Key Person Profile (Expanded) Form to have an eRA Commons username (Commons ID). Extension of the existing eRA Commons ID requirement to include all senior/key personnel will facilitate better data collection for individuals contributing to federally funded research as well as assist in disambiguating data on applications and facilitating the identification of conflicts of interest in peer review.
Request an account for eRA Commons
Access to eRA Commons and its modules is determined by the designated roles of its users. The Office of Research Administration (ORA) has the appropriate user roles required to establish accounts.
To request an eRA commons account, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Full Name
- University email address
- Role needed (select from the list below)
|GRADUATE||The GRADUATE Role is assigned to an individual who is a graduate student and is participating in an NIH-funded project for at least one person month. Refer to NIH Notice Number: NOT-OD-13-097 for additional information.|
|PI||The PI role is for the Program Director/Principal Investigator (also called PD/PI), who directs a research project or program supported by the NIH.|
|POSTDOC||The POSTDOC role exists in Commons for those individuals at an institution serving in a postdoctoral role. This could be someone being mentored but not yet in a permanent position.|
|PROJECT PERSONNEL||The Project Personnel role is assigned to individuals performing other project roles on a project. Refer to NIH Notice Number NOT-OD-13-097 for additional information|
|TRAINEE||Individuals with the TRAINEE role manage the electronic appointments of their own awarded training grants.|
|UNDERGRADUATE||The UNDERGRADUATE role is assigned to an individual who is in an undergraduate program and is participating in an NIH-funded project for at least one person month. Refer to NIH Notice Number NOT-OD-13-097 for additional information|