Research, Condition, and Disease Categorization (RCDC)

RCDC (Research, Condition, and Disease Categorization) is a computerized reporting process the National Institutes of Health (NIH) uses to categorize its funding in medical research at the end of each fiscal year. The NIH reports funding to the public for many categories. RCDC also provides funding data for categories, beyond the public categories, that are used for NIH internal planning and analysis.


xTrain is an application that allows program directors/principal investigators, university administrators, and trainees 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. Agency staff also uses xTrain to review and process the appointments and termination notices that are submitted electronically.

Institutional Profile (IPF)

The Institution Profile File (IPF) is an application used to maintain institutional profiles of organizations involved in research projects that are external to NIH. Following the creation of an Institutional account in eRA Commons, the IPF is populated with the organizational information from registration and assigned a unique IPF number, which officially identifies and associates institutional information within the NIH-wide database.

iEdison Report Lite (ERL)

iEdison Report Lite (ERL) allows contracts,grants management and program officials (from iEdison participating Government Agencies) to verify federally-funded subject inventions have been reported to the awarding Federal awarding Agency, as required by the Bayh-Dole Act, its implementing regulations, and any related Federal Funding Agreement Terms and Conditions.

Paperwork Reduction Act Clearance System (PRACS)

The Paperwork Reduction Act Clearance System (PRACS) is a system that allows for electronic submission, approval and tracking of NIH documents designed to collect public information that require clearance from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

eRA Search

eRA Search is a module for extramural staff to search for and view grant information, with options to print and export the data.

Manage Agency Data

The Manage Agency Data application allows HHS operating divisions — the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) — and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), to manage certain data in IMPAC II. These agencies can add, modify, and retrieve Common Accounting Number (CAN) and Award Authorization data owned by their agencies.


The Person module allows users to perform different person search functionality depending on their assigned roles, and can be accessed from other eRA modules. For example, Grants Management users can access Person Search to maintain internal user profiles directly from the Person module. From the Peer Review module, users can access Advance Person Search to find potential reviewers based on areas of expertise, specified degree, academic rank, gender, and/or minority status.

Contract and IAA Management System

The Contract and IAA Management System (CIMS) is used for the mandatory reporting of data related to Research & Development (R&D) extramural contracts and Inter/Intra-Agency Agreements (IAA) not stored in IMPACII. Data is retrieved from existing NIH contract related systems such as NBS, nVision/Data Warehouse, and DCIS.