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NIH eRA Commons Announce Changes to CCR

Posted on July 23, 2012 at 3:03pm


Changes to CCR Coming This Week!


An active Central Contractor Registration (CCR) is required to successfully submit an NIH grant application through Grants.gov. It is also an NIH requirement to keep CCR information current and active from application submission through grant closeout (see NOT-OD-11-004).  Although CCR services are managed outside of NIH through the General Services Administration (GSA), we want to make you aware of upcoming CCR changes that could impact registrations requests or updates.


As announced in May 2012, General Services Administration (GSA) is launching the new System for Award Management (SAM) that combines eight federal procurement systems and the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance into one new system.


PLEASE NOTE: The current CCR system will not accept any new records or updates to existing records after close of business Tuesday, July 24th. That means there will be no CCR updates to Grants.gov from Wednesday, July 25th until SAM goes live on Monday, July 30th. It takes at least a day after a CCR registrant receives the activation notice for their information to be available in Grants.gov.


Per the SAM.gov Web site:


If you currently have an active CCR registration, you need not do anything until it is time to renew your current registration.  At that time, the following steps will occur:

1.     You’ll create a new SAM User ID and Password

2.     Your CCR/FedReg permissions will be verified via your email account

3.     Your CCR registration information (Entity Information) will be waiting for you in SAM


If your record was set to expire between June 16, 2012 and October 15, 2012, the expiration date will be extended by 90 days. You will receive an e-mail notification from CCR when your expiration date has been updated. You will receive standard e-mail reminders to update your record based on this new expiration date. Those e-mail notifications will come from SAM.


If a potential applicant has not been notified of their CCR registration’s completion by Monday, July 23rd, it is unlikely they will be able to submit an application in Grants.gov before SAM goes live on Monday July 30, 2012.


For more information on SAM, please visit the CCR web site and SAM.gov. Note that NIH does not manage CCR, so all questions should be directed to the points of contact listed on the SAM.gov  web siteYou can also get more info from the Grants.gov blog page.


~ Joe Schumaker

eRA Communications

Division of Communications and Outreach

NIH Office of Extramural Research


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