NIGMS MORE SI Awardees: Required Use of xTrain Commons Module for Appointments and Terminations (R25, K12)

Notice Number: NOT-GM-11-104

Key Dates

Release Date: February 18, 2011

Issued by

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)


Effective immediately, the National Institute of General Medical Sciences will require the use of the xTrain Commons module to electronically prepare and submit the PHS 2271 Statement of Appointment form for the following MORE Special Initiatives institutional research education (R25) and career development (K-12) awards: 

For each participant appointed for eight weeks or more on these grants, the institution must electronically submit a completed Statement of Appointment (PHS Form 2271) using the xTrain system.

More information on xTrain is available at xTrain (eRA Commons). For additional information regarding the NIH requirement to use xTrain, see NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-11-026:


Please direct all inquiries to:

Shiva P. Singh, Ph.D.
Chief, MORE Special Initiatives Branch
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
National Institutes of Health
45 Center Drive, Room 2As.37C
Bethesda, MD 20892-6200
Tel: 301-594-3900