NSF Web Site, Including Fastlane, Will Be Unavailable if Government Shuts Down

NSF has announced that if the government does shutdown on Tuesday, October 1, the NSF website including FastLane and will be unavailable
Please be aware that NSF staff generally will not be available to respond to emails or phone calls during the shutdown, but will respond to your inquiries as soon as practicable after normal operations have resumed. 

NSF will issue follow-on guidance once the Federal Government resumes normal operations.

NIH eRA Items of Interest

Do you have NIH eRa budget related questions on your large project proposal?  NIH has created the following Budget FAQs that we think you will find useful.

Please contact your GCA with questions.


NIH eRA Items of Interest - September 16, 2013

Budgets Make My Brain Hurt

Research Administration End of Fiscal Year Staff Meeting - Friday June 21, 2013

Dear UNH Research Community,

Research Administration has scheduled an end of FY staff meeting on Friday, June 21, 2013 and will be unavailable after 1 PM.   Please discuss any anticipated scheduling conflicts with your GCA.

We appreciate your patience and understanding.


NIH eRA Updates Research Performance Progress Report

NIH has updated their Research Performance Progress Report to include two variations. If you have not already done so, make sure to read the Guide Notice NOT-OD-13-061 as it explains in detail the timeline for submitting reports.   You can also visit March’s Items of Interest article on RPPR. Take note as part of the July release, the eSNAP option in Commons will be removed.

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 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.   


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.



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