eRA Web Services

NIH offers a variety of web services related to NIH application submission and grant data. NIH recently expanded available services to include: Prior Grant Request, Previous Submission Request, FOA Information Request, and Stem Cell Line Status Request.

Additional service planned in 2014 include: a Submission Validation Service to do pre-submission validation checks of complex, multi-project applications and a service to return a preview of the application image in the format used by NIH.

Technical Documentation

Accessing NIH Web Services

To request a new certificate account, the Signing Official at the organization of a user requesting this account will need to utilize eRA’s Account Management System (AMS) via the Admin tab in eRA Commons.  The following documentation must be followed to create and register new and/or update existing certificate accounts.  Please follow instructions in the ‘Create Account’ section of the Manage System Accounts External Users Mini User Guide.  Users will also now have the ability to validate a certificate via the AMS system by following instruction under the ‘Validate Certificate’ section of this user guide.

It is the responsibility of the organization to update certificate accounts via the AMS system if the certificate account expires or changes in any way.  NIH recommends users of AMS to take this action at least 5 days in advance of the expiration of certificate accounts to ensure you do not experience a lapse in service.

Please note, eRA does NOT support wild card or self-signed certificates.

Non-production External-User Acceptance Test (Ext-UAT)

Service

URL*

WSDL*

Submission Agency Data Service (SADS)

https://services.external.uat.era.nih.gov/
eraexchange/services/SubmissionAgencyDataService

https://services.external.uat.era.nih.gov/
eraexchange/services/SubmissionAgencyDataService?wsdl

Submission Validation Service (SVS)

https://services.external.uat.era.nih.gov/
svs/services/SubmissionValidationService

https://services.external.uat.era.nih.gov/
svs/services/SubmissionValidationService?wsdl

Submission Image Service (SIL)

https://services.external.uat.era.nih.gov/
sil/services/SubmissionImageService

https://services.external.uat.era.nih.gov/
sil/services/SubmissionImageService?wsdl

 

Access the Web Service Description Language (WSDL) at the URLs below. The WSDL can be used by various tools to generate the web service client stubs.

Production

Service

URL*                   

WSDL*

Submission Agency Data Service (SADS)

https://services.external.era.nih.gov/
eraexchange/services/SubmissionAgencyDataService

https://services.external.era.nih.gov/
eraexchange/services/SubmissionAgencyDataService?wsdl

Submission Validation Service (SVS)

https://services.external.era.nih.gov/
svs/services/SubmissionValidationService

https://services.external.era.nih.gov/
svs/services/SubmissionValidationService?wsdl

Submission Image Service (SIL)

https://services.external.era.nih.gov/
sil/services/SubmissionImageService

https://services.external.era.nih.gov/
sil/services/SubmissionImageService?wsdl

 

* If you copy/paste these links, watch out for an extra space where the line break occurs for the links in these tables. Directly following the links in the tables and right-clicking then using the "Copy link address" feature both work without any link adjustments.

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