eRA provides a range of modules used by NIH and partner agency staff to help manage the receipt, processing, review, award, monitoring and reporting of research and non-research grants.
Modules that provide the ability for agencies to create and manage funding opportunities announcements online; and provide the ability for future year budgeting
Modules that provide the ability for agencies to create and manage funding opportunities announcements online; and provide the ability for agency staff to electronically search for and request an activity code, the three-character code used to identify funding mechanisms (F32, R01, etc.)
Modules that allow for receipt, triaging and assigning of grant applications; provide the ability to electronically track information received in advance of a grant application submission and link it to the application after the application is received; and provide the capability to electronically initiate, route and approve changes in application assignments.
Modules that support the initial and secondary level review of grant applications; allow program staff to follow the application discussion in real time; allow reviewers to participate in virtual review meetings; and allow for the formation and administration of review committees.
Modules that provide the ability for grantor agencies to perform the administrative review before issuing grant awards; calculate and check the appropriate amounts for all aspects of a grant award; define the terms and conditions that can be applied to the grants they administer; and request holds on grant records that they do not want archived.
Modules that allow program staff to manage portfolios of grants and the end-to-end grant lifecycle; provide the ability to assign applications within an individual institute to program staff following the referral of the application to different institutes; allow an agency to accurately track and report their investments in research involving collaborations in foreign countries.
Modules that allow agencies to manage reports they receive from grantees on human subjects and clinical trials; reports they receive from institutions on any financial conflicts of interest involving their principal investigators; and reports required from grantees to close out a grant.
Modules that do not fall into any of the above categories and include a module that allows NIH to categorize its funding in medical research each fiscal year for reporting to the public; a module that allows eRA’s partner agencies to manage certain data they own in the IMPAC II database; and more.