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Managing Grant-Funded Publications: NIHMS System, My NCBI My Bibliography, SciENcv, and eRA Commons: Using eRA Commons

Provides instructions for managing grant-funded publications. Includes: submitting to PubMed Central; managing publications in My Bibliography; using SciENcv; and how to associate a publication with a grant

Logging In to eRA Commons

Go to the eRA Commons Log In page, https://public.era.nih.gov/

On the left, enter username and password and click Login

Note: In eRA Commons, there is no feature to email your password to you if you forget it. If you have forgotten your password, you will need to reset it. To do this, click the Forgot Password/Unlock Account? link below the Login button.

Reporting Publication for a Grant in the eRA Commons RPPR system

Progress on NIH funded grants is now reported via the Research Performance Program Report (RPPR). The RPPR has or will replace all reports previously submitted via the eSNAP system.

The RPPR connects with the my NCBI system and the my Bibliography to provide provide all the publications which are available to be selected for each report.

The RPPR is accessed via the top tool bar of the eRA Commons website

You will be directed to the Manage RPPR page which will allow you to select a Grant to begin an RPPR for

Section C of the RPPR relates to publications. All the publications from the my NCBI my Bibliography associated with the eRA Commons username used to access the RPPR will be available to be associated with the report in the lower box.

Public Access Policy Compliance is also displayed for each article

Publications are selected by checking the box under "Associate with this RPPR". Publications are moved to the upper box when the information in the page is saved, usually by navigating to another Section of the RPPR.


If publications are missing, they need to be added to the my Bibliography associated with the eRA Commons account.

To ensure no delays in grant processing and funding, all publications must be public access policy compliant at the time the report is submitted. The NIH does allow a small grace period to allow non compliant publications to be made compliant but this may still result in delays in processing or funding.

Creating an eRA Commons Demo Account

If you are just becoming familiar with eRA Commons, you might want to practice a few things in a demo account before doing them in your actual account. See this page for information on how to set up an eRA Commons demo account.

Further Resources

See the Further Resources page for links to user guides, help desks, and other sources of help with eRA Commons.