eRA Enhancements: eRA Commons’ Upcoming Release and Scheduled Downtime for Thursday, October 20, 2016

Tuesday, October 18, 2016


Scheduled Downtime for the October Release:

eRA Commons and ASSIST will be unavailable beginning at 9 p.m. ET Thursday, October 20, and will return to service by 7 a.m. ET Friday, October 21, 2016. When the system is available again, you will see new features and functionality have been added to the system.   

Highlights of eRA Commons’ October Software Release

  • New Non-Research Tab Has Been Added to the Top Navigation
    • As part of the expansion of eRA services to other federal agencies, the Non-Research tab has been added for recipients of SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) non-research grants.
    • The new tab is located after eRA Partners.
    • Only those of you who also receive SAMHSA non-research grants will need to access this tab to manage post award amendments.
  • SAM Registration Expiration Data Displayed
    • The expiration date for institutions’ System for Award Management (SAM) registration will now be displayed on the Institutional Profile,
    • The SAM registration needs to be renewed yearly and is required to successfully submit a federal grant application to

NOTE: The ability to submit help tickets online will not be available during the downtime listed above.