July 27, 2007

NIH Requiring eRA Commons for Financial Status Reports Beginning October 1

In a July 27 NIH Guide announcement, the National Institutes of Health announced that all Financial Status Reports (FSRs) (domestic and foreign) due on or after October 1, 2007, must be submitted using the electronic FSR system located in the eRA Commons. This includes all initial FSRs being prepared for submission and any revisions being submitted or re-submitted to NIH. The requirement does not affect other federal agencies and how they may handle FSRs.

The eRA Commons web-based FSR system allows participants to view information on currently due and late FSRs as well as submit FSRs electronically to the NIH. Additional resources including a user guide and an online demonstration can be found on the eRA Commons Support Page.