Based on the recommendations of Edison users and to enable more accurate reporting of subject inventions and patents, the following two enhancements will be made during an upgrade process on Thursday, June 2, 2016:
IEdison and Edison Report Lite (ERL) will be offline for the fall software release, starting on Thursday, January 21, at 9 p.m. ET.
The system is scheduled to be available again by 7 a.m., Friday, January 22, 2015.
Highlights of iEdison’s January Software Release
The External User Acceptance Test (Ext-UAT) and the Commons Demo environments are scheduled to be offline Friday, October 14, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET in preparation for the fall system-wide software release. As part of our standard practice before each quarterly software release, we update the Ext-UAT and Commons Demo environments with the changes that will take place in production.
These changes will be implemented to production starting on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 9 p.m. ET.
We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
A new feature was added to eRA Commons during a software release yesterday, Thursday, September 8, 2016. This feature provides Signing Officials the capability to electronically submit a request to withdraw an application.
In a software release scheduled for Thursday, August 18, 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.
Scheduled Downtime for the July Release:
eRA Commons and ASSIST will be unavailable beginning at 9 p.m. ET Thursday, July 21, and will return to service by 7 a.m. ET Friday, July 22, 2016. When the system is available again, you will see new features and functionality have been added to the system. The following are highlights of eRA Commons’ upcoming July software release.
Highlights of eRA Commons’ July Software Release
Updates in eRA Commons
Who’s Who? AMS Answers That Question
So here is a challenge for research administrators… How do you get a list of all the people affiliated with your institution that:
Have an eRA Commons account
Have a role of PI, and/or
Have a role of IAR?
It’s enough to make your eye twitch (see pic) and your brain hurt. Or at least it was.
The issue preventing the successful submission of Progress Report Additional Materials (PRAM) requests has been resolved.
Original message sent Monday, June 20, 2016 at 11:53 A.M.
NIH will be conducting required maintenance on all of its systems this weekend, Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on both days. As a result of this NIH-wide maintenance, eRA systems may experience intermittent connectivity issues. Users logged in at the time of the maintenance may be affected and will need to log in again.
We are sorry for any inconvenience.