NIH Commons
eRA Commons is an online interface in which grant applicants, grantees and federal staff at NIH and grantor agencies can access and share administrative information relating to research grants.
The functions available to a user in Commons are based on the ‘role’ associated with their eRA Commons account (see eRA Commons Roles).
eRA Commons users, based on their role, can conduct a variety of business in Commons, including:

  • Track the status of their grant applications through the submission process, view errors and/or warnings and check the assembled grant image.
  • View summary statements and score letters following the initial review of their applications.  Only the PI has access to summary statements and score letters.
  • View notice of award and other key documents.
  • Submit Just-in-Time information (SO only) requested by the grantor agency prior to a final award decision.
  • Submit the required documentation, including the Financial Status Report/Federal Financial Report and final progress report, to close out the grant.
  • Submit a No-Cost Extension notification (SO only) that the grantee has exercised their one-time authority to extend without funds the final budget period of a project period of a grant.
  • Submit a streamlined annual progress report electronically, provided the grantee institution is eligible to submit one under the Electronic Streamlined Non-competing Award (eSNAP) process.