eRA Reminder: Do Not Bookmark eRA Commons Login Page

Friday, April 26, 2013

With our latest release last week, we would like to take a moment to remind you again not to bookmark your eRA Commons login page. As we shared with you in a news message in September 2012, book marking your login page can lead to error messages due to changes to the NIH network infrastructure. 

 

If you wish to bookmark a URL for Commons, keep it generic. Use https://public.era.nih.gov/commons and manually add this URL to your list of favorites/bookmarks.

 

Similarly, some customers get to the eRA Commons login page using a search engine like Google.  Searching for eRA Commons, NIH Commons or variations thereof may get you to the login page.  But it may also present you with this message:

 

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The links provided by search engines are not always complete and do not define the location you are seeking well enough to get you to where you need to be. 

So in the scenarios above, it is not necessary to call the Help Desk immediately.  Try typing in https://commons.era.nih.gov/ or bookmark http://era.nih.gov/  and click on eRA Commons button on the right side of the page:

 

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