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.

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.


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