The Institution Profile (IPF) is a central repository of information for all eRA Commons-registered organizations. Signing Officials establish and maintain all profile data concerning their institution. The IPF includes institution name, address, names of administrative officials, as well as financial, assurance, and certification information.
Following the creation of an Institutional account in eRA Commons, the IPF is populated with the organizational information from registration and assigned a unique IPF number, which uniquely identifies institutional information in NIH systems.
Signing Officials are the only Commons users authorized to establish and edit the IPF. Other users can view IPF information as a read-only page.