Is the PCORI contract system linked to eRA Commons? 

No. We are not affiliated with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and do not use its online grants system. We use our own online system, PCORI Online

Whom can I contact for technical assistance when using PCORI Online? 

Request technical assistance by contacting us at [email protected]

PCORI Online displays that my login ID does not exist when I try to log in. What do I do? 

Your PCORI Online login ID is generally your contact email address. Please be sure that you are using the same email address login that you used previously. If this is not working, please try adding ".pcori" to the end of your email.  

If you still cannot log in, please contact us at [email protected] and we will help you access your account. 

How do I access my Letter of Intent (LOI) number?  

An LOI number is automatically generated when the applicant saves the LOI to PCORI Online. You can view your LOI number under “My LOIs and Applications” within the dashboard. 

My organization is not listed as an option on the registration screen. What should I do?  

Please email [email protected] with your organization’s name and contact information (address and email). Please indicate if your organization has multiple accounts. 

How does an applicant register to submit an application? 

To apply for PCORI funding, an applicant – the principal investigator (PI) or PI designee – must register in PCORI Online. A name, email address and password are required to register. Once signed in, you will be directed to the home screen. Click on the Research Awards tab to apply for funding. PCORI strongly recommends that only the PI create the LOI/application record, because whoever creates the record will have permanent access to it in PCORI Online. 

How do I log into PCORI Online? 

You can access PCORI Online by going to: and entering your username and password.  

If you have forgotten your password, please click the "Forgot Your Password” link and follow the instructions on this page. If you have forgotten your username, please email our helpdesk at [email protected].  

If you do not have an account, you can create one using the "New User" button on the PCORI Online login page. A name, email address and password are required to register. Once signed in, you will be directed to the home screen. 

Posted: September 12, 2023

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