eRA Update: Plan to Suspend Notifications to Signing Official in the Human Subjects System

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

As part of the recent release of the Human Subjects System (HSS) functionality, eRA provided an email notification to Signing Officials (SOs) when the PD/PI changed the submission status for a post-submission study record request to ‘ready for submission.’


The idea, based on requests made by the community, was to alert the SO that the updated study was ready to be submitted, rather than having the PI email the SO. The notification went to all listed SOs for an institution. However, after numerous messages voicing concern over the number of notifications all SOs would be receiving, we are planning to suspend notifications effective Friday, August 17, 2018. We will reexamine this process and develop a more efficient method to communicate to SOs when a post-submission request has been set to ‘ready for submission.’


We are sorry for the inconvenience and appreciate the constructive feedback so that we may continue to make eRA systems work most effectively for you.


(Original message sent Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 3:51 p.m.)