VERA soft launch phase 2 begins Nov. 1

Phase two of the soft launch of the Vanderbilt Electronic Research Administration software will begin on Nov. 1.

As of Nov. 1:

  • All proposals due to a sponsor on or after Nov. 1 must be routed for administrative approvals through VERA.
  • NIH proposals due on or after Nov. 1 may be submitted system-to-system through VERA. Non-system-to-system proposals may be created in VERA for these submissions if you prefer to submit them through NIH Assist.
  • SPA specialists will begin to review routed proposals in VERA beginning Monday, Oct. 25.
  • Proposals due in November or beyond may be created in VERA now.

As a reminder, users can log in to VERA using their VUnetID and password at

If you need help using VERA, email for assistance.

This is the second of multiple phases in the university’s transition to VERA from Coeus and PEER. See for full details of the phased transition.