xTrain (eRA Commons)

What is the purpose?

xTrain provides program directors/principal investigators, university administrators, and trainees the ability to electronically prepare and submit PHS 2271 Statement of Appointment forms and PHS 416-7 Termination Notices associated with institutional research training grants, institutional career development awards, individual fellowships and research education awards. xTrain supports the use of a number of activity codes. It is also used by agency grants management staff to review and process the appointments and termination notices submitted electronically.

Since January 1, 2011, the use of xTrain has been required to electronically prepare and submit PHS 2271 Statement of Appointment forms and/or PHS 416-7 Termination Notices.  See Guide Notice NOT-OD-072 for more information.

Who uses xTrain?

The Program Director/Principal Investigator (PD/PI), Assistant (with xTrain delegation), Trainee and Signing Official (SO) or Business Official (BO) can access xTrain. eRA Commons users with the SO role or AA role can create accounts with Trainee, BO, PD/PI or ASST roles or they can add these roles to existing accounts.

For new users who would like to familiarize themselves with xTrain and learn about its features in a sample environment, xTrain is available on the Commons Demo site. 

Resources for xTrain

xTrain Online Help: http://era.nih.gov/erahelp/xTrain/default.htm
xTrain Training Resources: http://era.nih.gov/era_training/xtrain.cfm
xTrain FAQs: http://era.nih.gov/commons/faq_commons.cfm#XVI