• Q: How can I get access to the eRA System?

    A: You can login on at eRAonline.uct.ac.za. If you require specific access, please log a call for training here.

    Last update: 13-01-2017

  • Q: How can I login to the eRA?

    A: When you try to access the eRA, the system will prompt you for a logon. You can login using your standard UCT network username and password. For more information, see our how-to guides.

    Last update: 13-01-2017

  • Q: Can I access the eRA from home?

    A: Yes, you can connect to the eRA system from anywhere, as long as you have internet access through a standard, UCT supported, web browser.

    Last update: 13-01-2017

  • Q: How do I clear browser cache?

    Internet Explorer 9 and higher
    the gear icon in the upper right corner and click Internet Options menu item.
    Click the Delete button under Browsing history.
    Select Temporary Internet files and Cookies.
    Click Delete.

    Microsoft Edge
    Click the History icon, and then select: Clear all history.
    Select Browsing history, then Cookies and saved web data and then Cached data and files.
    Click Clear.

    Mozilla Firefox

    • Click the Open Menu icon in the top right corner.
    • Click Options.
    • Select Privacy in the left side navigation menu.
    • Click the clear your recent history link in the History section.
    • Make sure Browsing & Download History, Cookies, Cache and Active Logins are selected.
    • Change Time range to clear: to Everything.
    • Select Clear Now

    Google Chrome Browser

    • Click the Open Menu icon in the top right corner.
    • Click Settings.
    • Click Show Advanced Settings at the bottom of the Settings section.
    • Scroll to the Privacy section and click Clear browsing data.
    • Select Browsing history, Download history, Cookies and other site and plug-in data, and Cached images and files.
    • Change Obliterate the following items from to the beginning of time.
    • Click Clear browsing data.

    Safari Browser

    • Click the Safari menu and select Preferences.
    • Click Privacy and Click Remove All Website Data...
    • Click Remove Now.
    • Note Well: Exit/quit all browser windows and re-open the browser.

    Last update: 22-06-2017

  • Q: Are the eRA System and eRA Commons the same thing? When should I use these systems?

    A: The eRA System and eRA Commons are two separate/unrelated web-based platforms.

    The eRA System is an internal UCT system used across the organisation, to track and manage administration processes of the research project lifecycle. This includes the capturing and management of research outputs, contracts, certain URC grant funding applications, and the internal approvals process for external grant applications to name a few. All queries for the eRA System can be logged on ServiceNow and will be routed accordingly.
    eRA Commons is a National Institute of Health (NIH) portal, used by administrators, NIH funded researchers as well applicants who wish to apply for NIH funding. Should you require login information for eRA Commons, including the generation of your institutionally-linked eRA Commons username, please email researchcontracts@uct.ac.za and Nandie Makatesi.

    As a potential NIH grant applicant/awardee, it is important to note that you need to complete the Pre-Awards Internal Approvals process on the eRA System before submitting your completed application on the NIH platform.

    Last update: 02-09-2022