eRA Enhancements: Highlights of eRA Commons' xTRACT Release Scheduled for Thursday, November 19

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

eRA Commons’ Extramural Trainee Reporting And Career Tracking (xTRACT) system will undergo a maintenance release this Thursday, November 19, 2015. These are just some of the features being rolled out for this release; check out the release notes, following the release, for more information on features and fixes.

NOTE: The maintenance process will not affect other aspects of the production environment for eRA Commons.

New Features

  • Training Grant Search:
    • A new status message and animation appears to let the user know that the requested search is in progress.
  • Training Grant Search Results:
    • In addition to the “Prepare for RPPR” link, an additional link allowing the user to “Prepare for Renewal” is now provided for any unawarded type-5 grant, when that type-5 represents the final year in the current project period.
    • The Status column was including statuses for Research Training Dataset (RTD) types that did not always apply for a particular grant.  The Status column is now consistent with the types of RTD actions that are reflected in the Action column.