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As PD/PI, you will need an eRA Commons Account to monitor the status of your application in the application process. You will need to enter this ID on the application. Contact Jami Peelle and ask Jami to set up an eRA Commons account for you at least one month before the application is to be submitted.
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You must be aware of the NIH Financial Conflict of Interest Policy and Complete the NIH Training Module.
2018 FCOI Training Module: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/coi/tutorial2018/story_html5.html
Your NIH proposal must be approved by Terry Karpinski (Assistant Controller) and Provost
Please contact and work with Terry Karpinski on your budget well before the submission deadline. P: 740-427-5712 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Download and complete your SF424 (R&R) or designated application package, save, and send a copy to Jami.
Jami Peelle, the AOR, will submit your application.
DO NOT WAIT until the deadline date. Schedule a submission date with Jami for at least 48 hours (weekdays) prior to the deadline.
NIH no longer guarantees emails to PI or anyone about the ERRORS and WARNINGS, so you have to go into the Commons to find out - and if it's not there, you can't be sure if it's a fatal delay
Once the AOR (Jami) has sent you confirmation of submission to grants.gov, it is your responsibility to track the application through to the eRA Commons.
If you cannot view your application image in the Commons, NIH can’t review your application! Successful submission could take several rounds of changed/corrected applications, since correcting one error may reveal an additional error. See http://grants.nih.gov/grants/tracking_application.htm Within the eRA Commons, the Status tab is where most of the tracking information is found.
Correcting Errors http://grants.nih.gov/grants/ElectronicReceipt/steps_errors_warnings.htm
NOTIFY Jami when your corrected package is ready to be resubmitted.