In eRA Commons, users can delegate authority to perform specific functions to any other eRA Commons user that has the assistant (ASST) role. Delegation can be assigned for various tasks individually, to include the ability to update Personal Profile information for principal investigators; view application status information (this does not include summary statement or priority score); manage trainee information for training grants; work on financial conflict of interest information; work on all types of progress reports and Human Subject System (HSS) data; and some institutions even allow delegation of the submission of progress reports and HSS data.
Signing Officials (SO), Business Officials (BO) and Account Administrators (AA) are able to delegate certain authorities on behalf of other Commons users.
Basic Tasks (step-by-step instructions from the online help)*
- Delegate on Behalf of another User
- Delegate Authority to another Commons User
- To Edit Delegations
- Revoke Authority for a Delegation
* You must be logged into eRA Commons with appropriate role(s) to complete these activities.
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Figure 1: Signing Official (SO) Delegations screen showing current delegations to their account and links to manage delegations
Figure 2: Principal Investigator (PI) Delegations screen showing current delegations to their account and link to add delegations