Requests for Interim RPPR Additional Materials (IRAM) via Commons

On September 20, 2017, NIH added a new feature to eRA Commons that allows awarding agencies to request additional materials for an interim RPPR from the principal investigator (PI) and signing official (SO). The process will be similar to that of the Final Progress Report Additional Materials (FRAM). First, the SO and PI will receive an email request from the awarding agency’s program official, and eRA Commons will display an Interim Progress Report Additional Materials (IRAM) link on the “Status Results” screen under “Available Actions.” As with the RPPR process, while the PD/PI (or Contact PI) can enter IRAM into Commons, only the SO can submit IRAM to the agency. For information regarding the use of interim RPPRs, please visit OSP’s blog post about final RPPRs. For further questions, please reach out to your OSP specialist.