eRA Partnerships Overview

Information and resources on partnering with eRA to use its services

eRA provides our partners with the information technology solutions and services to support the full lifecycle for grants administration. We help maximize federal-wide efficiencies and reduce duplicative system development and costs. Federal agencies that share similar research missions and/or business processes with NIH are invited to explore the possibility of using eRA's electronic grants systems for their grants administration.  

Our flexible services allow partners to select the service components that suit their specific electronic research administration needs or opt for the entire end-to-end grants management system.

eRA has long-standing partnerships supporting 24 independent grant-making NIH Institutes and Centers, along with five other agency partners including: the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), as well as the federal agency, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Other new partnerships are in the works.

If you'd like to explore further and learn about the benefits of partnership, please contact the Partner Engagement Team at

Advancine Excellence in Healthcare (AHRQ)       Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)        Food and Drug Administration (FDA)        Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)        U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs