NIH eRA Commons User IDs to be Mandatory for Graduate and Undergraduate Students
Over the next year the NIH will start requiring an eRA Commons ID for all individuals in graduate and undergraduate student roles who participate in NIH-funded projects for at least one person month or more. The IDs will be required on the All Personnel portion of NIH progress reports, including those submitted on paper using the DHHS Public Health Service Grant Continuation Progress Report (PHS2590), and electronically using the RPPR. Beginning on October 18, 2013 a warning will be generated when an RPPR is submitted that lists individuals in a graduate or undergraduate student role who have not established an eRA Commons ID. Then beginning in October 2014, RPPRs lacking the eRA Commons ID for Graduate and Undergraduate Students will receive an error and the RPPR will not be accepted by the NIH without this information. See the Notice at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-13-097.html for more information.