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Subject: eRA Enhancement: New Features Coming to Just-in-Time Screen in eRA Commons Tomorrow, Friday, October 30
eRA Enhancement: New Features Coming to Just-in-Time Screen in eRA Commons Tomorrow, Friday, October 30
Thursday, October 29, 2020
The Just-in-Time screen in eRA Commons will sport a new look following a release scheduled for tomorrow, October 30, 2020. The new screen is part of an ongoing effort by eRA to improve the user experience and reduce burden by providing a cleaner, more intuitive interface (see Figure 1).
Figure 1: The new Just-in-Time screen overlaying the old screen (click the image to see the entire new screen)
Some of these features include large color-coded buttons to upload, delete or view attachments and replacing the old navigation bar with an apps icon , which when clicked will provide a dropdown menu of eRA modules.
New Real-time Validations
There are now real time validations for both the Institutional Review Board (IRB) date and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) date.
- The IRB Approval Date has a range of the current date going back one year.
- The IACUC Approval Date has a range of the current date going back three years.
Should a date be entered outside that range, an error message will be displayed when the JIT is saved (see Figure 2).
Figure 2: Error message for an invalid IRB Approval Date
New Save Confirmation
When the JIT is completed and the principal investigator saves the JIT, the system displays a confirmation message that reminds them that only a user with the signing official (SO) role may submit the report to the awarding agency (see Figure 3).
Figure 3: Save Confirmation dialog window
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