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New eRA Search Tool

Posted on February 13, 2012 at 8:39am

Try the New LikeThis Search Tool Available Through eRA Commons


Principal Investigators, have you ever wanted to see what NIH has awarded in your area of interest? Would you like to find out which study section reviews the applications similar to the ones you are proposing?


If so, we encourage you to explore LikeThis (beta), a new search tool linked to the eRA Commons! You can enter a scientific abstract or access your own applications or grants and then click on LikeThis to get a listing of similar grants and/or publications.


No need to worry about your proposed research strategy being seen by others.  The LikeThis beta version requires a Commons login, so any information you enter is confidential.

After you log into Commons, you will find the link along the right side of the home page at the bottom of the Additional Links section.


Here are some helpful resources — an Overview, a User Guide and FAQs to navigate LikeThis.


So go ahead and use the LikeThis tool and send us your feedback or questions to the LikeThis mailbox.


In case the new tool makes you want to sing, go ahead and get your beat box on…


Ya wanna find new ideas for research on the fly?

Do it LikeThis!

Wanna find a grant like yours in just one try?

Do it LikeThis!


Planning to submit some grant applications?

You can look for the right study sections.

Avoid all the other frustrations!

Find it LikeThis!


Joe Schumaker


eRA Communications

Division of Communications and Outreach

NIH Office of Extramural Research


Help us improve our communications; send your suggestions and feedback to eRACommunications@mail.nih.gov or call 301-435-8185.



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