To be registered on the NIH eRA Commons, fill in the
fields below. Please provide complete information. Use the tab key to move
from field to field. Click the Submit By Email button when you have
completed the form.
At this time the Office of Research is registering
individuals for the role of Principal Investigator (PI), for the role of Sponsor (SPONSOR), for the role of
Postdoctoral Associate or other Postdoctoral positions (POSTDOC) or for
the role of Assistant (ASST) on the NIH Commons.
A Project Director/Principal
Investigator (P.D./P.I.) must be registered on the NIH eRA Commons with the role of PI to submit
proposals to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). A P.D./P.I. who is
registered on the NIH eRA Commons will be able to check the status of
his/her proposals by logging into the Commons at http://commons.era.nih.gov/commons.
The registered P.D./P.I. will also be able to electronically supply Just-In-Time information
and eSNAP (non competing progress report) information. (For additional
information on these matters, see our Agency Electronic
Research Administration (eRA) Systems web page.)
A Sponsor (Mentor) of Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA of individual fellows must be registered on the NIH eRA Commons with the role of SPONSOR because sponsors/mentors must participate in the termination process of the fellowship (xTrain Termination of Fellowships Quick Reference Guide for Institution Users)
Associate or someone with a similar Postdoctoral position must be
registered with the role of POSTDOC on the Commons if that person is in a project role and has
provided or is providing measurable effort on a project for at least one
person month or more (New
Requirement for eRA Commons User Ids for Individuals in a Postdoctoral
Project Role with Measurable Effort on an NIH Annual Progress Report (PHS
2590) NOTE: The Commons Postdoctoral
role should NOT be used for individuals submitting Individual Fellowship
applications. The PI role
will continue to be used for those submissions.
Users with the
role of ASST (Assistant) will initially have no access other than updating their
own personal profile but a given P.D./P.I. with the role of PI will be able to delegate a person
with the ASST role the authority to aid the P.D./P.I. with eSNAP submittals and
the maintenance of profile information.
1) I am requesting
registration for an NIH eRA Commons role (please check one):
Principal Investigator (PI)
Principal Investigator (PI) and Sponsor (SPONSOR)
Postdoctoral Associate or Similar Position (POSTDOC)
2) Last Name:
3) First Name:
4) Middle Name or Initial:
Please provide 2 requested usernames in case
someone else has chosen the first username you are requesting. Usernames
must be 6 to 20 characters long.
5) First Requested Username:
6) Second Requested Username:
7) E-mail Address:
9) Campus Address:
NIH requires a unique identifier for each
Principal Investigator and Postdoc registered on the NIH Commons. Those applying
for the Assistant role need not complete 11. Those applying for the PI role or the Postdoc role need to complete 11a or 11b. (Note: 11a Grant
Number is preferred.)
11a) Grant Number of an NIH Grant on which
you are or have been the Principal Investigator:
11b) Date of Birth (Please use MM/DD/YYYY format):
Those applying for the PI or POSTDOC role also need to complete all parts of 12.
12a) Do you already have a Commons username/user id which you received either while you were at the University of Pittsburgh or at another institution?
If yes, please provide the
for your Commons account.
12b) Are you currently or have you ever been a trainee on another PI's NIH training grant?
If yes, please provide the NIH training
grant number (preferred)
or if that is unavailable, provide the
, and the
for which you were a trainee.
12c) Have you served on an NIH review committee?
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