eRA Enhancements: xTRACT Enhancements Coming March 21, 2017

Monday, March 20, 2017

Several new enhancements will be added to xTRACT in a software release scheduled for Tuesday, March 21, 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.

  • Participating Faculty Upload:   

The length of each faculty member's research interest is now validated, and an error message is displayed if it exceeds the maximum of 60 characters.

  • Copy RTD Features:

Some users had occasionally encountered an unexpected error upon attempting to copy a prior RTD.  This issue has been corrected.

  • Correct Mean Values Displayed Properly:

When preparing the data for Predoctoral Applicants/Entrants, the mean values for Total Applicant Pool and Applicants Eligible for Support were sometimes displayed on the Summary tab in reverse order.  This has been corrected. 

Note that this display issue only affected the values displayed on the screen under the Summary tab -- when viewing these same values in the Preview or Finalized PDF, they have always been presented in the correct order.