Users of eRA Commons, ASSIST, Internet Assisted Review (IAR), and Commons Mobile are encouraged to begin their switchover now to the new two-factor authentication login method. The mandatory use of the new two-factor authentication login method is being implemented using a phased timeline for all users.
The new secure two-factor authentication login method involves users creating an account at login.gov, a centralized government portal, and associating their eRA Commons or ASSIST account with it. The user must initiate the process from eRA Commons or ASSIST by clicking the login.gov login option on the Commons or ASSIST home screen, which will then redirect the user to login.gov. Users only need to do this association one time.
For more information, please see the following:
- Guide Notice NOT-OD-21-040
- Web page: Two-Factor Authentication: Accessing eRA Modules via login.gov
- Login.gov Instructions
- Two-factor authentication video tutorials:
- If you have any issues with login.gov or associating the login.gov account with your eRA account, contact the eRA Service Desk at https://grants.nih.gov/support/index.html.