COVID19 & Research Activities

OVCR Research-Related Updates Regarding COVID19 Emergency and Research Activities

NIH Multi-Factor Authentication for PIs and Senior/Key Personnel

Dear Colleagues,

Beginning September 15th, 2021, all PIs and senior/key personnel associated with a NIH application or Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) will be required to transition to the use of two-factor authentication 45 days after the submission of their competing grant application (Type 1 or 2) or their RPPR. They may use and/or an InCommon Federated account (i.e. UIC NetID and password).

UIC participates in the InCommons Federation and should be listed among the drop-down list of institutions on the eRA Commons homepage beginning September 15th.

Administrative account holders will be required to move to two-factor authentication in early 2022. More information about the NIH multi-factor authentication process and timeline can be found here. A quick guide to set up a account is available here.

Kristen Scheurich, CRA
Assistant Director, Proposals
Office of Sponsored Programs