OSP provides a secure web-based process for requesting registration in Cayuse, NSF FastLane and NIH eRA Commons (details for each system are below). Upon registration in:
Cayuse424 delivers a hosted Web solution created specifically for Grants.gov and the complex federal grant proposal process. Cayuse424 helps NYU collaborate on, manage, and apply for federal funding. Cayuse424 can support more than 85% of all Grants.gov submissions. If you are submitting a proposal to Grants.gov you should talk to your Project Officer about using Cayuse.
NSF FastLane is an interactive real-time system used to conduct business over the internet by the National Science Foundation. The system incorporates proposal functions (e.g., proposal preparation and submission, status information, submission of revisions, award and reporting functions, including notifications and requests, peer and panel review functions, sponsored programs office administration functions, and financial functions.
All proposals to NSF must be submitted through FastLane, and individual Principal Investigators must be registered in the system by their institution to have access to the proposal preparation and submissions functions. Proposal submissions, however, may only be made by an institution’s designated agent (OSP serves this function at NYU).
For those new to FastLane procedures, NSF has provided a demonstration site. You do not have to be registered with FastLane to use it.
NIH eRA Commons is a web-based system to facilitate the discrete exchange of essential information between NIH and the grantee community. Like the NSF Fastlane system, the eRA Commons incorporates proposal functions (e.g., status information, submission of revisions, award and reporting functions), peer and panel review functions, sponsored programs office administration functions, and financial functions. Not yet implemented are proposal preparation and submission functions.
For those new to eRA Commons procedures, NIH has provided an eRA Demonstration/Testing Environment, containing features of the actual eRA Commons but in a sample data environment.
NIH has recently announced plans to eliminate certain hard-copy notifications to Principal Investigators; henceforth, these notifications will be available only through the Commons:
NIH will continue to send assignment and change of assignment mailers for the present; this information is also accessible on the eRA Commons.
To avoid delays in the e-notification process, all Principal Investigators and Individual Fellows should periodically check e-mail addresses for accuracy.
NOTE: This process does not apply to applications for the Agency for HealthCare Research and Quality or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.