Investigators who plan to submit a funding application to the NIH or participate in an NIH-funded project need an eRA Commons account. The eRA Commons is an online interface where grant applicants, grantees and federal staff can access and share administrative information related to grant applications and awarded research grants. The eRA Commons account supports the pre- and post-award process associated with an NIH funding award. With an eRA Commons account, PIs can track the status of submitted applications, obtain their summary statement, submit just-in-time information, and annual progress reports.