eRA Will Require the Use of to Access eRA Commons, ASSIST, IAR, and Commons Mobile in 2021

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 to access those modules, before the mandatory deadline of September 15, 2021 for all users.

The new secure two-factor authentication login method involves users creating an account at, 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 option on the Commons or ASSIST home screen, which will then redirect the user to Users only need to do this association one time.

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