eRA Information: Grants.gov Experienced Technical Issues, Now Resolved

It was reported that Grants.gov was experiencing technical issues impacting applicants’ ability to access application packages, submit, check status of a submission and access their website. These issues also impacted some features in ASSIST and NIH’s ability to process applications. It appears that service to Grants.gov has been restored and NIH is now processing all submitted applications.  These issues may have been related to a wider Internet issue.

eRA Enhancement: Ability for Agency to Request Additional Materials for Interim RPPR via Commons Coming September 20, 2017

A new capability will be added to eRA Commons during a software release on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. There is no anticipated downtime during this release.

Awarding agencies will be able to request additional materials for an Interim RPPR from the principal investigator (PI) and signing official (SO) via eRA Commons. In turn, the SO will be able to submit the additional materials via eRA Commons, in a process that is similar to the Final Progress Report Additional Materials (FRAM) process.

eRA Enhancements: New Features for xTRACT Coming August 24, 2017

Several new features will be added to xTRACT in a software release scheduled for Thursday, August 24, 2017.  xTRACT is the Extramural Trainee Reporting and Career Tracking system and is accessed via eRA Commons. It allows applicants, grantees and assistants to create research training tables for progress reports and institutional training grant applications.

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eRA Information: Ext-UAT Environment for eSubmission and ASSIST Unavailable Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The External User Acceptance Test (Ext-UAT) environment for eSubmission processes and ASSIST is scheduled to be offline on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET. This is in preparation for implementing new Human Subject and Clinical Trial (HSCT) forms and validations. 

eRA Update: Users with the Status Delegation Can Now Access the Detailed Status Information Screen

Users with the ASST (Assistant) role, that have been assigned the Status delegation for a Principal Investigator (PI) are now able to see all information on the detailed Status Information screen for that PI.

Thank you for your patience.

Original message sent Friday, July 21, 2017 at 12:32 p.m. ET.

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