The Principal Investigator (PI) must be registered with eRA Commons in order to submit proposals to NIH, for federal funding of research. eRA Commons is an online interface where grant applicants, grantees and federal staff at NIH and grantor agencies can access and share administrative information relating to research grants.
Use this form to request either a new eRA Commons account or a Seton affiliation of an existing account.
GAO registers individuals for the role of Principal Investigator (PI), or of Assistant (ASST). The Assistant (ASST) is delegated access by a PI to his/her account to assist with data entry. An ASST role also has the following privileges: to edit their own personal profile, to edit the PIs personal profile, and if delegated by PI, to edit the PIs Administrative Supplement requests in eRA Commons PI (e.g., RPPR, XTrain, eSNAP).