Launching Soon ERA Portal 10 Upgrade!

ERA Portal 10 Upgrade to Launch in October 4, 2021

In October, we will release the ERA Portal 10 Upgrade – Phase 1.  This release will upgrade Master Store to Portal 10 and install the latest version of Global Common, upgrade the Grants store as well as the IBC store to Poral 10. 

What does this mean?

This upgrade will offer new and improved features to make the end-user experience better. 

Here are the highlighted changes to be on the lookout for.

Phase I: My ERA, IBC, Grants 

Common ERA Updates 

  • Accessibility, performance, and security improvements 
  • Grants only – SF424 electronic submission compatibility  

Project Workspaces (e.g. Proposal, Award) 

  • Breadcrumbs to the current location makes it easy to see what page in the project you are viewing  
  • Hyperlinks to parent pages for the project allow you to easily navigate with a simple click 


  • SmartForm controls to ExitSave, and Continue are now always visible in the bottom right of the page, and clicking Continue conveniently saves and opens the next SmartForm 
  • The left menu navigation can be collapsed and expanded to increase screen real estate or jump between SmartForms 
  • New SmartForm UI has skip and keyboard navigation for improved accessibility


  • ASU Reports now start as a slide-in window instead of a pop-up 
  • The Actions drop down menu has the options to Change Parameters or Export 


  • When submitting new documents, the Title of the document can be modified on the fly removing the need to rename files ahead of time 
  • Download CopyUpload Revision, and Delete are within the three dots (ellipse) menu to the right of any uploaded document 

For more details, please reference the Portal 10 PowerPoint Slides and Release Notes

Encounter an issue?

First, check with a colleague and then contact the ERA Helpdesk

ERA Help:

For bugs and other technical issues: Email [email protected]

To submit an enhancement request: Email [email protected]

ERA Support is available during regular business hours, Monday – Friday. Support requests submitted outside of regular business hours will be addressed during the next business day.