Reminder: All System-to-System Solutions for Electronic Grant Application Submission to NIH/AHRQ/FDA/NIOSH Must Submit to’s 2006 System

Notice Number: NOT-OD-08-020

Key Dates
Release Date:   December 11, 2007

Issued by
National Institutes of Health (NIH), (
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ),
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), (
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (NIOSH/CDC)

This notice is a reminder to the applicant community that all electronic applications submitted to the eRA system for NIH/AHRQ/FDA/NIOSH currently require the use of’s 2006 system for system-to-system submission of grant application data. This notice has no impact on applicants using PureEdge forms.

Some applicant institutions have partnered with commercial Service Providers or have created their own tools to submit application data directly from their internal systems to without using’s PureEdge forms. has provided the ability for these system-to-system users to send their applications through the new 2007 system. However, application images resulting from submissions to the 2007 system do not display the complete application information needed for review and they cannot be accepted. The eRA team and are working together to address the identified issues and are confident that a solution will be available soon.

All electronic applications submitted in PureEdge through automatically use the 2006 system.

Note: Applicant institutions that are interested in NIH Electronic Submission System-to-System information are welcome to subscribe to the NIH_ESUB_SYS2SYS-L listserv through the Electronic Research Administration Get Connected page.


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