What is the eRA Commons and its roles

eRA Commons is an online interface where grant applicants, grantees and federal staff at NIH and grantor agencies can access and share administrative information relating to research grants.

eRA Commons users, based on their role, can conduct a variety of business in Commons, including:

  • Track the status of their grant applications through the submission process, view errors and/or warnings and check the assembled grant image.
  • View summary statements and score letters following the initial review of their applications.
  • View notice of award and other key documents.
  • Submit Just-in-Time information (SO only) requested by the grantor agency prior to a final award decision.
  • Submit the required documentation, including the Financial Status Report and final progress report, to close out the grant.
  • Submit a No-Cost Extension notification (SO only) that the grantee has exercised its one-time authority to extend without funds the final budget period of a project period of a grant.
  • Submit a streamlined annual progress report electronically, provided the grantee institution is eligible to submit one under the Electronic Streamlined Non-competing Award (eSNAP) process.

(source: http://era.nih.gov/commons/)

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