Principal Investigators should have one Commons account throughout their career. As the investigator moves from one institution to another, a Signing Official or Accounts Administrator at the new institution should affiliate the existing PI account with their organization in the eRA Commons. Accounts may be affiliated with multiple organizations concurrently. In order to serve as the Project Director/Principal Investigator on a grant application, the PI Commons account must be affiliated with the applicant organization.
- Switching Institutions? Take your Commons account with you. (PDF – 248 KB) November 2012
- eRA Commons User Guide (PDF – 9 MB) August 2017
- eRA Commons Account Administration Basics (PowerPoint – 3 MB) June 2012