Electronic submission of proposals to NIH via the Grants.gov portal requires that the Program Director/Principal Investigator (PD/PI) be registered with NIH eRA Commons. (Registration with Grants.gov is required for applicant institutions only, NOT individual investigators).
NOTE: PD/PIs currently registered only for Internet Assisted Review (IAR) must obtain a full eRA Commons registration using the process described here.
Each applicant institution manages the individual accounts for its investigators. Einstein faculty investigators who plan to serve as PD/PIs may open an NIH eRA Commons account by completing an authorization form (see below) and sending it to C. Cardillo in the Einstein Department of Research Finance (firstname.lastname@example.org )
This forms may be printed, signed by the PD/PI, and faxed or mailed. Alternatively, the form may be completed on screen, the file saved to one's hard drive, and then sent as an email attachment. Forms sent directly using a PD/PI's AECOM or MMC email account do not require a signature. Please note that saving completed PDF documents requires the full Adobe Acrobat program; the free Adobe reader is not sufficient.
For more information, please contact the Department of Research Finance, 718 430-2206. Commons Registration Form