The National Institutes of Health has announced some changes to commonly used research tools and systems, with the goal of improving usability and overall efficiency.
Enhanced eRA Commons
Beginning in October 2011, changes to the eRA Commons will modernize the visual design and functionality of the online system. The first changes will include updating the look of the login screens and how delegations to the different features of the system will be managed. The delegation changes will make the process more user-friendly. Sponsored Projects Administration will share more details as they become available.
Research Performance Progress Report
The National Institutes of Health is developing an electronic Research Performance Progress Report to replace eSNAP. Federal agencies that support research will use the RPPR in submission of interim progress reports. NIH hopes to begin a pilot of the new report in January 2012. The goal is to reduce the principle investigator’s burden. Learn more