Division of Customer Support Services (DCSS)
DCSS is both the focal point for all customer interactions between eRA, its stakeholders and the user community — and the engine at the back end, moving the enterprise forward.
• Frontline support of eRA system users
• Customer advocacy and support
• Managing customer expectations
• Anticipating customer needs
• Project development and management
• Implementing software releases
• Monitoring complex IT systems
Director: Jim Seach (Acting)
Senior Coordinator: Sara Silver
User Support Branch
Provides frontline support to assist the eRA system user community; develops user self help resources, web-based user guides and release notes, system training and presentations to guide the users. The branch also provides account access and administration for grant applicant institutions using a test environment and NIH communities tapping the eRA databases.
Monitors complex IT systems around the clock, implements eRA’s system wide and other software releases, ensures data back up and recovery, maintains security and ensures plans are in place for disaster recovery.
Customer Relationship Branch
Operates as the primary liaison between eRA, its stakeholders and its user community in determining user needs and providing system solutions in a collaborative manner; serves as a strong customer advocate for the extramural business area it represents.
Jim Seach (Acting Director)
Rockledge Room 6166
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