Reminder of eRA Commons ID Requirement for All Personnel on the R&R Senior/Key Person Profile Form
Notice Number:

Key Dates

Release Date:

December 21, 2023

Related Announcements

  • April 20, 2021 - Expanding Requirement for eRA Commons IDs to All Senior/Key Personnel. See Notice NOT-OD-21-109 

Issued by


U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Office of Research and Development (ORD), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA))


This Notice serves as a reminder and updated guidance to the requirement for eRA Commons IDs for all Senior/Key Personnel. An eRA Commons ID must be entered in the “Credential, e.g. agency login” field for all Senior/Key Personnel, as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement (NIH GPS 1.2), and Other Significant Contributors (OSCs) listed on the R&R Senior/Key Person Profile Form. Currently, applicants will encounter an eRA system warning if the “Credential, e.g. agency login” field is blank or does not contain a valid eRA Commons ID. The validation is anticipated to be updated from a warning to an error in mid-January in advance of due dates on or after January 25, 2024. Errors must be corrected before the application can be successfully submitted to the agency.  Applicants are encouraged to check that their Commons account is active well before applicable due dates. 



Please direct all eRA technical inquiries to:
eRA Service Desk
Submit a web ticket:

Please direct NIH systems policy inquiries to:
NIH Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration (OPERA)
Systems Policy Branch

Please direct all AHRQ inquiries to:
Celeste Torio, PH.D.
Director, Division of Scientific Research
Office of Extramural Research, Education, and Priority Populations
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality