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

Just a 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 Enhancements: Improvements to Generating a Patent Report in iEdison

Several iEdison enhancements will be implemented on Monday, November 14th, 2016. These are in response to user requests for more flexible options to create and download reports of an institution’s Edison data; and to better enable recipients to verify alignment between Bayh-Dole and other Award compliance requirements and a recipient institution’s own records.

The Generate Patent Report screen has been redesigned with the following new features. 

eRA Information: Please Update Your Browsers by Nov. 30 to Use iEdison; New Security Mandated For Websites

eRA has been working on strengthening the security of its modules, web services and websites to the federally mandated ‘https only’ secure connection required for all federal agencies.
 
The ‘https only’ connection offers “the strongest privacy and integrity protection currently available for public web connections,” the Office of Management and Budget wrote in mandating federal agencies adopt this standard by the end of 2016.
 

eRA Information: Please Update Your Browsers by Nov. 30 to Use eRA Modules; New Security Mandated For Websites

eRA has been working on strengthening the security of its modules, web services and websites to the federally mandated ‘https only’ secure connection required for all federal agencies.

The ‘https’ connection offers “the strongest privacy and integrity protection currently available for public web connections,” the Office of Management and Budget wrote in mandating federal agencies adopt this standard by the end of 2016.

eRA Enhancements: eRA Commons’ Upcoming Release and Scheduled Downtime for Thursday, October 20, 2016

 

Scheduled Downtime for the October Release:

eRA Commons and ASSIST will be unavailable beginning at 9 p.m. ET Thursday, October 20, and will return to service by 7 a.m. ET Friday, October 21, 2016. When the system is available again, you will see new features and functionality have been added to the system.   

Highlights of eRA Commons’ October Software Release

NIH eRA Items of Interest - October 2016

Prior Approval – $500K

approvedA principal investigator (PI) needs to seek prior approval from the NIH before submitting a grant application with direct costs of $500K or more for a single budget year.

NIH has been developing a way to provide you with an option to electronically submit these prior approval requests through eRA Commons. And effective Sept. 15, this option is a reality.

Here is how it works:

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