eRA Information: Quarterly Release Date for Commons, ASSIST and IAR Moved to Jan. 18, 2017

eRA’s winter release will be moved  to Wednesday, January 18, 2017, a day earlier than scheduled.

The date was moved to ensure functionality will be available for users on Thursday, the day before Inauguration Day.

During this system-wide release, eRA Commons, ASSIST, IAR and related services are scheduled to be unavailable starting at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18 and ending no later than 7 a.m. on Thursday, January 19.

eRA Enhancements: New Features for xTRACT Coming December 8, 2016

In a software release scheduled for Thursday, December 8, 2016, several new features will be added to xTRACT. 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.

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eRA Final Reminder: Update Your Browsers by Nov. 30 to Continue Using eRA Modules

This is a final reminder that on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, eRA is updating access to all its publicly-accessible websites to use ‘https only’ secure connections per federal mandate (OMB M-15-13, dated June 8, 2015). Please update your browsers to continue using eRA Commons, ASSIST, IAR and iEdison.

NOTE: This update will not impact System-to-System connections or security certificates.

eRA Final Reminder: Update Your Browsers by Nov. 30 to Continue Using iEdison

This is a final reminder that on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, eRA is updating access to all its publicly-accessible websites to use ‘https only’ secure connections per federal mandate (OMB M-15-13, dated June 8, 2015). Please update your browsers to continue using iEdison.
 
Previous message below sent Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 3:33 p.m. ET.

eRA Information: Final RPPR To Be Used Effective Jan. 1, 2017

The Final Research Performance Progress Report (F-RPPR) will replace the Final Progress Report (FPR) for grants closeout, effective January 1, 2017.  The F-RPPR will be available for use in eRA Commons on January 1, 2017.

 

NOTE: For small businesses, the new F-RPPR will be in effect at least 2 months later, due to the unique final reporting requirements that they face under the SBIR/STTR policy directive.

 

What This Means for You

eRA Alert: Temporary Issue with Entering Publications for Trainees in xTRACT

Users are unable to add publications for Trainees in xTRACT currently, because of an issue with PubMed searches.  Most users add their citations by searching for them in PubMed first.

The issue is being addressed and should be resolved shortly.  We will update you as soon as we are informed it has been fixed. 

We are sorry for any inconvenience.

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