Just in Time

The Just-in-Time (JIT) feature of the eRA Commons allows a signing official to electronically submit additional grant application information that is requested by the grantor agency after the completion of the peer review, and prior to funding. This includes information on Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval of the use of human subjects.

For all applications, the eRA Commons Just-in-Time link will appear on the Status screen within 24 hours after the impact score has been released. Additionally, NIH issues Just-in-Time emails for all applications that receive an overall impact score of 30 or less. However, applicants should not submit any Just-in-Time information until a specific request for information is received via email from the system and/or grantor agency.

When you receive a request for JIT human subjects review, immediately forward the email request to the Director of the HSRO. If requested, you will need to provide a Form A and accompanying materials for review. Historically the grantor agencies expect a very quick turnaround of this information, so you may want to prepare some materials ahead of time. The HSRO will not provide review for an externally funded research activity unless you can provide the request from the grantor agency. This allows for more efficient review and minimizes review of projects that are not funded.