eRA Enhancement: New Features Coming to Just-in-Time Screen in eRA Commons Tomorrow, Friday, October 30

Dear Colleagues:
Please see the notice below from NIH regarding enhancements to the Just-in-Time Screen in ERA Commons that will be implemented tomorrow, October 30th, 2020.
If you have any questions regarding these enhancements, please direct to the Contract and Grant Officer assigned to your department or the ERA Team.
Nancy


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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

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 image002-1.png, 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

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: New save confirmation dialog window

Figure 3: Save Confirmation dialog window

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