eRA system implementation is currently underway and will be rolled out in
phases by Department and Proposal Type.
Phase 1: Proposal
Development – NIH Application Submissions
completed, rollout with all modular budget proposals in process.
Phase 1 includes the rollout of the InfoEd eRA PD system to electronically
submit proposals for all NIH application submissions.
application will be submitted electronically which includes all SF424
documentation and attachments.
departments who have upcoming NIH proposals with modular budgets.
Phase 2: Electronic
Status: System is
tested and currently being piloted.
Details: Phase 2
involves the implementation of routing all Grant and Contract Proposals
electronically through the InfoEd eRA system.
documents are attached to the InfoEd Proposal and will follow a department
assigned routing process. The electronic routing process will eliminate the
manual paper-routing process currently in place. It will also replace the EPR
Routing Form currently utilized by some departments.
Pilot departments who are currently developing proposals in InfoEd, with
initial rollout focused on current departments transitioning from EPR.
When: January – March 2014 for pilot, EPR transition by end of June 2014.
Proposal Development Rollout
Status: We are preparing for this significant transition with additional
training sessions, walk-in hours at computer labs, and webinars to facilitate
efficient routing and high quality submissions.
Details: In Phase 3 centers and schools preparing proposals are to be
built and routed in PD.
The helpful pre-populated and
standardized institutional information is formatted within PD. All those involved with the proposal PIs, administrators and OGC
have viewing and editing options accordingly to their access rights. Conflict of Interest (COI) compliance is displayed immediately
when key personnel are added to the budget to provide an advanced notice of
their status. Grants.Gov (G.G) validations
can be run prior to submission to check for most errors and warnings and the
assembled proposal is viewable for quality control. Submission statuses using S2S are displayed faster than with
former PDF versions along with G.G identification number eliminating numerous
involved: Centers, departments and
schools preparing research proposals, the Office of Grants and Contracts along
with Electronic Research Administration.
When: Starting July 2014.