eRA Update: Plan for Focused Notifications to Designated Signing Official in the Human Subjects System

Friday, September 7, 2018

We wanted to let you know that based on your feedback, we are in the process of fine-tuning the logic for email notifications sent to Signing Officials (SO) when actions are taken in the new Human Subjects System (HSS).


Following a release on Wednesday, September 12, we will send a focused notification to the designated SO when a user changes the status of updates to human subjects, or clinical trial information to ‘ready to submit’ in HSS:


  • Only the Authorized Organizational Representative (AOR) listed on the original submission of the competitive application (type 1 and 2) or change of institution (type 7) will receive these email notifications.
  • For HSS changes made on non-competitive years (type 5), the SO associated with the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) will be notified.
  • If we are unable to identify an email address using either of these choices, notifications will be sent to the institutional contact listed in the Institutional Profile in eRA Commons.


We are sorry for any inconvenience. We appreciate the constructive feedback we have received on this issue, which helps us to continue making eRA systems work most effectively for you.