NIH is targeting submission dates on or after January 25, 2022 for a new requirement that all Senior/Key Personnel on a grant application must enter a valid eRA Commons username (Commons ID) in the credential field. A valid eRA Commons username will be required to be entered in the “Credential, e.g. agency login” field for all Senior/Key Personnel listed on the Research & Related Senior/Key Person Profile (Expanded) form.
It is important to note, for multi-project applications, this requirement applies to the individual components of the application and not to just the Overall component.
The change is expected to improve data collection for individuals contributing to NIH funded grants and cooperative agreements and also help in clarifying imprecise data and in identifying conflicts of interest in peer review.
For more information on this requirement, please see Guide Notice NOT-OD-21-109. AHRQ, FDA and VA (Office of Research and Development) are also implementing this requirement.