eRA Information: Coming Soon the ALL NEW Electronic Research Administration Web Site

Monday, November 18, 2013

It has been six months since we started the redesign of the Electronic Research Administration (eRA) web site. We are excited to announce that on Thursday, November 21, we will launch the new design!

Image showing old and new web sites

Figure above: The old eRA home page on the left, the new eRA home page on the right.

The new design is more graphical, focusing on processes.  The less text heavy approach is designed to make the pages easier to navigate, and less overwhelming. 

With the idea of making the site as useful as possible, applicant steps are broken down into major chunks and each chunk includes:

  • Links to the specific section of the online help, with step-by-step information on basic tasks
  • Policy links, where appropriate.
  • Communication resources, from fliers to presentations to FAQs.

The URL for the home page of the site ( will remain the same as will most other URLs, so as not to inconvenience you.


We will welcome your feedback on the design once we launch. Suggestions for specific improvements are particularly welcome. Please send any comments about the impending change

We look forward to hearing from you.


eRA Communications

Division of Communications and Outreach

NIH Office of Extramural Research


Questions? Please contact the eRA Help Desk. Check out self-help resources on the Help page before submitting an online ticket; or call Toll-free: 1-866-504-9552, Phone: 301-402-7469, TTY: 301-451-5939; or email The Help Desk hours are Mon-Fri, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET