eRA Commons Updates: RPPR requirements and New Look for JIT
RPPRs and Trainee Diversity Reports
Effective October 30, 2020, institutions that receive specified institutional research training grants, institutional career development awards, and research education awards are required to submit the automated Trainee Diversity Report electronically when submitting Research Performance Progress Reports (RPPRs) in Commons. This includes annual, interim, and final reports, if applicable (exceptions can be found here). National Institutes of Health (NIH) has stated RPPRs that lack an automatically generated report will be rejected.
NIH Grants has provided this video on how to generate the Trainee Diversity Report. NIH has a number of other videos pertaining to eRA Commons in their catalogue here. Finally, you can find more information about this update here.
eRA Commons New Look for the JIT Screen
The Just-In-Time (JIT) screen in eRA Commons will have a new look following a release scheduled for October 30, 2020. This new update is intended to improve user experience and provide a cleaner more intuitive interface. Images and other information are available here.
Please contact your department’s Sponsored Projects Specialist or the Sponsored Programs Office with questions specific to your proposal and/or award. Please contact ResAdminOSR@unc.edu with all other general sponsored programs questions and requests.