Please see the message below from NIH reminding users of the new Commons Login & Landing screens effective next Tuesday, January 12th. All the functionality of the Commons will remain the same – just the look & interface will look different.
Also below is reminder that the Commons will require you to have a Login.gov account once they implement two factor authentication later this year in September. You can register for a Login.gov account now and start using that to get used to the new process. Again, this will become a requirement in September 2021.
Please forward this to your faculty & colleagues who use the NIH eRA Commons.
The ERA Team
eRA Reminder: New eRA Commons Login and Landing Screens Coming January 12; Watch for New Navigation Once Logged In
The new eRA Commons home screen (log-in screen) and landing screen (screen when first logged in) will be available on Tuesday, January 12, 2020. Remember that as part of the new design, once authenticated, you will be able to navigate to various eRA modules within Commons via the apps icon in the upper left corner. Clicking the icon will present a dropdown menu of the eRA modules (see Figure 1). Buttons to get to Status, ASSIST, Personal Profile and Account Management (Admin) will be available on the landing screen itself.
Figure 1: The new eRA Commons navigation apps icon
Both the login screen and the landing screen provide resources and information that are easily identifiable and centrally located on the screens (see Figure 2).
Figure 2: New eRA Commons landing and login screens
The modernized screens provide a simpler interface that reflect user feedback and come with enhanced security and stability for the Commons module.
- Guide Notice NOT-OD-21-028
- Demonstration Video: New eRA Commons Login and Landing Screens
- Take a Sneak Peek: Redesigned eRA Commons Home Screen Coming in 2021 webpage
- Twitter Video
- News articles posted on December 3, and December 18, 2020.
Attention users of eRA Commons, ASSIST, Internet Assisted Review (IAR) and Commons Mobile!
You will be required to use login.gov for two-factor authentication (2FA) to access these modules in 2021. This requirement began to be phased in for reviewers starting Dec. 14, 2020 for meetings on Feb. 1, 2021 and beyond. Other users are encouraged to switch now before the mandatory deadline of Sept. 15, 2021. See details.