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iEdison: an interagency online reporting system for recipients of federal funding agreements to report subject inventions to the federal funding agency and complete other reporting as required by the Bayh-Dole Act and its implementing regulations

Welcome to iEdison!

The National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) launched the new iEdison system on Tuesday, August 9, 2022.

Army Medical Research & Development Command (ARMY/MRDC) has now changed to Defense Health Agency/Medical Research and Development Branch (DHA/MRDB).

Invention reporting for National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) should now be done under NNSA instead of DOE.

Logging into the new iedison system

NOte:  For Optimal viewing, it is recommended to use Chrome or Microsoft Edge browser for iEdison

You must have an iEdison account AND a account (both using the same email address) in order to access iEdison. If you had an iEdison account in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) eRA iEdison, it was automatically migrated into the new iEdison system.  All you need to do is register for a GSA account with the same email address affiliated with your iEdison account. If you need additional information on how to register your organization, obtain an individual account under your organization, or register for, instructions are available HERE.

Once you have a account, follow the instructions below to login:

  1. Click the "Login to iEdison" box at the top of this page (this will forward you to a "Warning Notice" which includes the System Usage Agreement and statements related to the OMB Burden and Privacy Act)
  2. Click  "Continue" (this will forward you to 
  3. Login to your account (this will re-direct you to the new iEdison application)
  4.  Agree to the Rules of Behavior (this is only required on your first login and then again annually)
  5. Then you ARE IN!

learn how to use the new iedison system

There are a number of way to learn how to use the new iEdison system

  1. Attend a Training Session - NIST is offering multiple basic training sessions. Training dates and information on how to attend are available HERE.
  2. Read the iEdison User Manuals - Both Contractor/Awardee and Agency User Manuals are available HERE.
  3. Watch Demonstration Videos - Demonstration Video Tutorials are available HERE.

For additional information on how to respond to the new utilization questions, additional guidance is available HERE

Utilization Reporting Changes Coming in 2023

NIST has announced new changes coming to Utilization Reporting in 2023.  Additional information, including a preview of the new questions, is available at

NIH Guide Notices:

The NIH has released the following guide notices regarding the upcoming iEdison transfer.  You can read the guide notices here: 

New Logo Unveiled:

iEdison logo (iEdison written with a lightbulb as the "o")

With a new system, comes a new look.  NIST has unveiled the new iEdison logo.


The New iEdison is Launching This Summer

The new iEdison is coming and Bethany Loftin of the Technology Partnerships Office is leading the way at NIST in the modernization and rebuild of the platform