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New NIH eRA Website – coming soon!

Posted on November 18, 2013 at 11:22am

eRA Information: Coming Soon the ALL NEW Electronic Research Administration Web Site

Monday, November 18, 2013

It has been six months since we started the redesign of the Electronic Research Administration (eRA) web site. We are excited to announce that on Thursday, November 21, we will launch the new design!

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The new design is more graphical, focusing on processes.  The less text heavy approach is designed to make the pages easier to navigate, and less overwhelming. 

With the idea of making the site as useful as possible, applicant steps are broken down into major chunks and each chunk includes:

  • Links to the specific section of the online help, with step-by-step information on basic tasks
  • Policy links, where appropriate.
  • Communication resources, from fliers to presentations to FAQs.

The URL for the home page of the site (http://era.nih.gov/) will remain the same as will most other URLs, so as not to inconvenience you.


We will welcome your feedback on the design once we launch. Suggestions for specific improvements are particularly welcome. Please send any comments about the impending change toeracommunications@mail.nih.gov.

We look forward to hearing from you.


eRA Communications

Division of Communications and Outreach

NIH Office of Extramural Research


Questions? Please contact the eRA Help Desk. Check out self-help resources on the Help page before submitting an online ticket; or call Toll-free: 1-866-504-9552, Phone: 301-402-7469, TTY: 301-451-5939; or email helpdesk@od.nih.gov. The Help Desk hours are Mon-Fri, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET


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


To read other recent articles and messages, please visit our Latest News page at http://era.nih.gov/news_and_events/index.cfm.


Check out the eRA Training pages for eRA Commons demos, presentations and FAQs

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