Enter the name and contact information (First Name, Last Name, Title, Telephone Number, and Email) for the Project Director (PD) in section 8. Applicant Information, and the Business Official (BO) in section 21. Authorized Representative on the SF424 form.
Enter the Commons Username for the PD/PI in the section 4. Applicant Identifier field. Make sure the Username is valid, is affiliated with your organization, and is assigned the PI role.
Enter the PD name and contact information in section 8f. Name and contact information of person to be contacted on matters involving this application when 1) submitting a new application in response to a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), or 2) when submitting a Key Personnel Change Post Award Amendment application to change the PD/PI. This contact information must match with the Commons Username for the PD/PI provided in the section 4. Applicant Identifier field.
The PD information for Continuation, Supplement, and Post Award Amendment applications (excluding Key Personnel Change) will be pre-populated and locked.
Enter the Business Official (BO) name and contact information in section 21. AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE for all types of applications.
Reference Materials for eRA Commons Accounts
The following reference materials provide guidance for applicants and grantees to understand Commons account roles and how to add or update accounts.
eRA Commons Roles Matrix and Descriptions for SAMHSA (PDF | 180 KB)
Managing Commons User Accounts Add or Remove Role or Unaffiliate (PDF | 374 KB)
Editing Your Commons Personal Profile (PDF | 397 KB)
Commons BO Role Changes on SAMHSA Grant Record (PDF | 269 KB)
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