Registering as a PI
5.3 Registering as a PI/PD with Federal Agencies
The NSF, in its FastLane system, and the NIH, in its eRA Commons system, require principal investigators, project directors, and other personnel participating on a research project to be registered with the agency. Individuals seeking to register with either NSF or NIH should contact their OSP representative who is authorized to request either an ID number and password (NSF), or an eRA Commons account from the NIH. Since affiliations are institution-specific, faculty are reminded that—even if registered via one institution—an additional institutional affiliation or change of institution requires a new registration.