Navigating the Institution Profile

If you hold one of the following Commons roles, you have access to the Institution Profile: AA, AO, ASST, BO, FSR, PI, POSTDOC, SCIENTIST, SPONSOR, or SO.

The iEdison module employs parts of the Institution Profile, therefore some iEdison users can access it for their organizations. iEdison TTO users and admin can view the profile, but only TTO admin can edit the information.

The Institution Profile consists of two main sections – Institution Basic Information and Institutional Assurances and Certifications – which are viewable for all who have access to it and editable to those with an SO role. This topic discusses how to navigate around these sections of the Institution Profile. Details of each section are discussed in separate topics. See the related topic list at the bottom of this screen for links to those topics.

A third section of the Institution Profile is the dashboard, which remains on all views of the profile providing general information about the profile.

IPF Dashboard

Closed toggler arrowThe left side of the Institution Profile contains the dashboard of information including institution name, IPF code, update and access information for the profile; and eRA Service Desk contact information.

IPF Basic Information, highlighting Dashboard area

Institution Profile Information:

Institution Profile Navigation Links

Navigation links are available in the center of the dashboard for accessing the different sections of the Institution Profile.

Next to each link is a status indicator, providing a visual indication of whether all required fields for that component are complete. A green checkmark indicates that the information is complete, while a red X informs that information is missing. Selecting a link opens the corresponding component of the profile in a read-only view mode.

For Assurances & Certifications, the green check indicates that the ORI Certification is valid and not expired.

General Information:

eRA Service Desk Information

Includes the hours, phone numbers, and web address for contacting and creating a ticket for system support as well as a link to the eRA Service Desk website.

Main Sections

The main section of the profile displays the Institution Basic Information or the Institutional Assurances and Certifications, depending on which link or tab you selected. You can navigate between the two by selecting the links on the dashboard or the tabs from the Commons menu structure.

For most users, available information displays as read-only. However, Commons users holding the SO role also have the option to edit these sections. Refer to the appropriate related topic listed at the bottom of this screen for more information.