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Dear Campus:

 

Please be aware of the NIH notice below regarding changes to, and availability of eRA modules, including the mostly commonly used eRA Commons and ASSIST modules.  These modules will be unavailable April 17 to April 20 due to the system undergoing cloud migration to Amazon Web Services during this time.  You will still be able to submit proposals that route through eRA Commons during cloud migration, but those proposals will be put in a queue and not processed until April 20, and the standard 2-day viewing window will be applied.

 

Please see below for additional information and links for further details.

 

Thank you so much, and please let us know if you have questions or need any assistance.

 

Ron

 

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Ronald C. Lester, Ph.D.
Sponsored Programs Manager
UNIVERSITY of FLORIDA

Division of Sponsored Programs | Office of Research
207 Grinter Hall | PO Box 115500 | Gainesville, FL 32611-5500
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Subject: eRA Information: eRA Modules Will Be Unavailable April 17 to April 20 During Cloud Migration

 

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eRA Information: eRA Modules Will Be Unavailable April 17 to April 20 During Cloud Migration

Monday, April 13, 2020

 

This message is to remind you that eRA is planning to migrate its modules and data to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud from 8 a.m. ET on Friday, April 17 to 8 p.m. ET on Monday, April 20. (See Guide Notice NOT-OD-20-096).

 

The affected systems are all eRA modules (eRA Commons, ASSIST, IAR, iEdison, etc.) and all eRA informational websites (era.nih.gov, etc.).

Any affected due dates will be covered under NIH’s late application policy due to COVID-19, which allows all late applications submitted late for due dates between March 9, 2020, and May 1, 2020, to be accepted through May 1, 2020 (See Guide Notice NOT-OD-20-091).

Grants.gov will continue processing applications during the migration window.  Applications received via Grants.gov will be put in a queue, and then eRA will process them on Monday night, April 20. The standard 2-day viewing window for successfully submitted applications will be applied.

Note that eRA will be closely monitoring the availability of staff needed to do the migration and will send confirmation of its plans as the week progresses.

 

For information, please see the eRA Cloud Migration webpage.

 

The eRA Service Desk’s ticketing system will be offline and agents will be able to offer only limited support during the migration window. We encourage users to contact the eRA Service Desk when they are fully operational on Tuesday, April 21.

 

(Original message below sent Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 10:08 a.m. ET)

 

 

eRA Reminder: eRA Moving to the Cloud; eRA Modules Will Be Unavailable April 17 to April 20

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

As we informed you in the last eRA Items of Interest, eRA is planning to migrate its modules and data to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud April 17-20 (Fri-Mon).

During this cloud migration, from 8 a.m. ET on Friday, April 17 to 8 p.m. ET on Monday, April 20, all eRA modules (eRA Commons, ASSIST, IAR, iEdison, etc.) and all informational websites (era.nih.gov, etc.) will be unavailable. 

Any affected due dates will be covered under NIH’s late application policy due to COVID-19, which allows all late applications submitted late for due dates between March 9, 2020, and May 1, 2020, to be accepted through May 1, 2020.

Grants.gov will continue processing applications during the migration window.  Applications received via Grants.gov will be put in a queue, and then eRA will process them on Monday night, April 20. The standard 2-day viewing window for successfully submitted applications will be applied.

These migration dates were carefully selected to reduce the impact on the applicant/grantee/reviewer community. Standard submission due dates, continuous submission, small business due dates, review meetings, etc. were examined, and April 17 to April 20 worked out to be the single best time for this migration.

eRA has spent the last two years in extensive preparation to move to the AWS cloud and has already successfully migrated two non-production environments (including User Acceptance Testing, which migrated to the cloud in February 2019) without issue.

Cloud computing provides us with a number of advantages. These include improved security, reliability, and scalability of the system.

Note that eRA will be closely monitoring the availability of staff needed to do the migration and will send confirmation of its plans late next week. For information, please see the eRA Cloud Migration webpage.

 

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