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Online Financial Disclosure Statement is now available 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Why is this annual reporting requirement important?

All faculty and certain staff are required to submit a disclosure of financial interests and outside activities online each year by The University of Texas System policy and the UTHealth Conflict of Interest, Conflict of Commitment and Outside Activities Policy(HOOP 20).  In some cases, a disclosure may also be required by other state and/or federal regulations (in accordance with NIH guidance) and for submitting grant applications. 

eRA Information: Extended Hours for eRA’s Scheduled Maintenance on the May 9-10 Weekend; Systems Unavailable

Monday, May 4, 2020

eRA’s scheduled May maintenance this upcoming weekend will have extended hours. The maintenance will start at 11 a.m. ET on Saturday, May 9, 2020 and will end at 5 a.m. ET on Sunday, May 10, 2020.

All eRA modules (including eRA Commons, eSubmission, iEdison, RePORTER) and databases will be unavailable during this time. Please note eRA posts the 2020 Deployment and Maintenance Calendar on the eRA Web site.

Updates and additional details about planned maintenance are documented in this calendar as they become available

New NIH Resource to Analyze COVID-19 Literature: The COVID-19 Portfolio Tool

Monday, April 20, 2020

In the past few months, the scientific community has ramped up research in response to the SARS?CoV?2 pandemic; dozens of peer-reviewed articles and preprints on this topic are being added to the literature every day (Figure 1). This rapidly expanding effort has created challenges for scientists and the medical community who need to analyze thousands of scholarly articles for insights on the virus.

Security of Our Virtual Peer Review Meetings

Monday, April 20, 2020

CSR will conduct all summer peer review meetings using one of three platforms – 1) video; 2) telephone; 3) web-based discussion. A majority will take place using the Zoom video platform.

2-Factor Authentication for eRA Module

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

eRA is moving to two-factor authentication via, meaning that log-in will require something you know (password) and something you have (a phone or other device). This new log-in method, optional at first but which may be required later, will be available Wednesday, April 8, 2020 for users of eRA Commons, Commons Mobile, IAR and ASSIST. 

Federal Response to Applicants and Recipients of Federal Financial Assistance Affected by COVID-19

Monday, March 16, 2020

In response to the HHS declaration of the public health emergency for COVID-19, NIH as released new/revised guidelines to allow us to have some flexibility with our federal requirements during this time.

The full notice can be found at

The Sponsored Projects Grants Team will be working remotely during this period until we receive further notice from the University. 

Please do not hesitate to contact your grant specialist or Carmen Martinez with any questions or for assistance. 



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