For Grantees - Manage Trainees, Fellows

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In eRA Commons, the xTrain module is used to administer research training, career development, fellowships and research education awards. The xTrain module allows grantees, institution staff and agency staff to create, manage, route, submit and process appointments, reappointments, amendments, and termination notices electronically. It also tracks the status and timing of training actions.

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.

Basic Tasks



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