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National Institutes of Health Grantees How Tos

New to National Institutes of Health (NIH) eRA (Electronic Research Administration) Commons? Find how to's for basic tasks here.

 

Please contact your GCA for assistance.

 

 

Reminder - How to Bookmark the NIH eRA Commons Login Page

NIH has sent out a reminder that if you wish to bookmark a URL for the Commons, keep it generic.

Use https://public.era.nih.gov/commons and manually add this URL to your list of favorites/bookmarks. For security reasons, you must enter your user name and password each time you log in.

Please contact your GCA with any questions

Sponsored Programs Administration Coverage During NCURA Meeting 04/30 - 05/02/13

Dear UNH Research Community,

The NCURA regional meeting has come to the Seacoast Region again and SPA will be taking advantage of the meeting's proximity  and sending several staff members to participate on each of the three meeting days:  April 30th, May 1st, & May 2nd.

Adequate coverage should be available during this time and specific contact information will be provided through Out of Office messages.

We appreciate your patience and understanding.

eRA Information: eRA Commons & ASSIST Offline Overnight Saturday, March 23

eRA Commons and ASSIST will be offline overnight during the weekend of March 23-24, as eRA upgrades a specialized database that stores user names and passwords for user authentication. 

The upgrade is designed to improve recent log-in issues with eRA programs experienced by users. 

eRA Commons and ASSIST will be unavailable starting at 10 p.m. Saturday, March 23 until 5 a.m. Sunday, March 24. 

We are sorry for any inconvenience.   

Sequestration

The question of how sequestration will impact our research programs is, as yet, largely unanswered.  The political process has been unable to reach compromise and across-the-board budget cuts have been initiated. Across the Federal government, approximately $85 billion in budgetary resources have been canceled. 

National Institutes of Health Operations Under the Sequester

Dr. Sally Rockey, Deputy Director for Extramural Research at NIH, posted the message below to her blog.

 

National Science Foundation (NSF) FastLane System Enhancements

 

Beginning March 18, 2013, the NSF will enhance the FastLane System to begin automated compliance checking for all required sections of full proposals. This will bring NSF systems in line with long-standing proposal preparation requirements as outlined in the NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (Chapter II.C.2 of the Grant Proposal Guide (GPG)). Preliminary proposals are not affected by this system enhancement.

National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) Region 1 Spring Meeting

The Program Committee is pleased to announce that the preliminary program, early bird registration, and hotel reservations websites are now available for the NCURA Region I Spring Meeting to be held April 29 – May 2nd, 2013 at the Wentworth by the Sea in New Castle, NH. 

 Spring Meeting Registration:  Early Bird Registration $425, through April 5th; Full Registration $495, April 6th onward.

New Fringe Rates for FY14 Should be Used Immediately in Proposal Budgets

New fringe benefit rates for FY14 sponsored programs have been finalized and should be used immediately in proposal budgeting.  

The primary changes reflect the following:

Sponsored Programs Administration welcomes new staff

Sponsored Programs Administration is pleased to announce that Michele Gregg, CPA will be joining the department as a Senior Financial Research Administrator beginning January 22, 2013. Michele will be responsible for financial compliance monitoring, effort certification, and grant closeouts. She returned to New England from New Mexico where she worked as a Fiscal Monitor with the Contract and Grant Accounting Department at the University of New Mexico. She also worked in public accounting in New Mexico.

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