A new policy from the National Institutes of Health will require graduate and undergraduate students working on NIH-funded projects to set up eRA Commons IDs.
The new policy will be implemented in three phases over the next 14 months:
- Currently, graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to establish eRA Commons accounts.
- On Oct. 18, 2013, the PHS 2590 and Research Performance Progress Reports (RPPR) forms will start prompting for this information. Warnings will also appear in eRA Commons screens to alert students that they need to establish an ID.
- By October 2014, all RPPRs must have eRA Commons IDs for graduate and undergraduate students or the reports won’t be accepted by NIH.
Baylor investigators working on NIH-funded research projects are encouraged to help their students establish eRA Commons accounts as soon as possible.
Click here to read the full notice from NIH. Contact the Office of Sponsored Programs at 254-710-3817 for more information.