Beginning in October 2014, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will require all personnel working on a grant to have an eRA Commons ID for reporting on your Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR).
This applies to all personnel, including undergraduate and graduate students, who participate in the project for at least one person month.
For about the last year, you should have seen a warning when submitting an RPPR without eRA Commons IDs for each participant. In October, that warning will become an error and prevent submission of the report.
For more information on the policy change, see NIH Notice NOT-OD-13-097.
To have an eRA Commons account set up, or if you have questions, please contact Research and Sponsored Programs at (309) 438-2528 or ResearchOffice@IllinoisState.edu.