Office of Research and Project Administration
The newly revised Continuation Progress Report for a DHHS Public Health Service Grant (PHS 2590, rev. 06/09) now requires a Commons ID for all individuals with a postdoctoral role who participate in a project for at least one person month or more.
The Commons ID is required for those in a postdoctoral role on Form Page 7, the All Personnel Report.
See details below.
If you have any questions, please contact your ORPA Research Administrator.
Donna Beyea - x5-8037
Anne Corriveau – x3-2137
Gayle Elledge - x 5-1502
Brenda Kavanaugh - x5-1504
Tammie Martin - x3-3960
Jane Tolbert - x5-4210
Cheryl Williams - x5-1503
New Requirement for eRA Commons User IDs for Individuals in a Postdoctoral Project Role with Measurable Effort on an NIH Annual Progress Report (PHS2590)
Notice Number: NOT-OD-09-140
EFFECTIVE DATE: The newly revised Continuation Progress Report for a DHHS Public Health Service Grant (PHS 2590, rev. 06/09) now requires a Commons ID for all individuals with a postdoctoral role who participate in a project for at least one person month or more. Use of the revised PHS 2590 is required for all progress reports due on or after October 1, 2009 (see NIH Notice OD-09-139).
The newly revised instructions and forms are available at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/forms.htm. The Commons ID is required for those in a postdoctoral role on Form Page 7, the All Personnel Report. Note this is another change in the PHS 2590 being implemented, expanding the Senior/Key Personnel Report to an All Personnel Report. Details of all the changes in the PHS 2590 are provided in the Notice referenced above.
For eSNAP submissions, this new requirement will be implemented in an October 9, 2009 software release of the eRA eSNAP Module as part of the changes to the Edit Business—All Personnel List. Users are encouraged to delay submitting eSNAPs until after October 9, 2009 so that all eSNAPs submitted for FY2010 funding include this required information.
NIH maintains a comprehensive data collection on Principal Investigators associated with funded research projects and on students and postdocs supported by the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) programs; and conducts comprehensive career outcome studies and analyses on these populations. However little information has been collected on other project staff associated with NIH-funded research grants.
This new data on postdocs will allow an analysis of career outcomes for those individuals and provide data required for the reporting now required under the NIH Reform Act.
User support is provided at http://ithelpdesk.nih.gov/eRA/.
Inquiries may be directed to: