NIH Commons Registration

Please use this form to initiate your NIH Commons Registration.

The University of Maryland's NIH Commons Administrator will create an account for you upon receipt of your registration information. Once the account has been created, you will receive an automatic email notification from NIH asking you to validate your account. Upon validation, it may take up to 2-3 business days to activate your account. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the NIH Commons Administrator at

When prompted for “Enter username and password for”, please use your University Directory login name and password to access the ORA secure electronic submission system.

NOTE: If you have a problem logging in using Internet Explorer, you may need to change your domain by using "ad\<directory id>" or "<directory id>" as the username. You can also try using a different browser, such as Chrome or Firefox.

Your University Directory ID must have a valid email address associated with your account.
You can update your account through ARES.

To find your University Directory username, click here.
To set or change your University Directory password, click here.


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