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Investigators and Other Users

In order to submit a grant application you need at least one eRA Commons user with the Signing Official (SO) role and one user with the Authorized Organization Representative (AOR) role. These individuals are set-up as part of your organization registration. We recommend that you maintain more than one person with these rules to ensure you have appropriate back-ups for the tasks they perform.

Some of the individuals named on a grant application (e.g., project director/principal investigator) must be registered in eRA Commons and their valid credentials must be included in the application in order to successfully submit. If an application is awarded, additional accounts for personnel on the grant will be needed for reporting purposes.


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eRA Commons - User Registration

eRA Commons is an online interface where grant applicants, grantees and federal staff at NIH and grantor agencies can access and share grant-related administrative information. Learn more

Work with your eRA Commons Signing Official (SO) or Account Administrator (AA) to establish a new account or add roles to an existing account.


1 business day or more (depends on responsiveness of your administrative office) - User Registration is a website for finding and applying to funding opportunities from all federal agencies. Learn more

Create a user account and password at: Link to Non-U.S. Government Site - Click for Disclaimer


1 business day or more (depends on responsiveness of your EBiz POC)

This page last updated on February 29, 2016
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