IF YOU HAVE AN EXISTING ACTIVE iEDISON ACCOUNT, THAT ACCOUNT WILL BE TRANSFERRED TO THE NEW SYSTEM AUTOMATICALLY. THE ONLY ADDITIONAL STEP YOU NEED TO TAKE IS TO CREATE A LOGIN.GOV ACCOUNT IN ORDER TO LINK YOUR LOGIN TO YOUR EXISTING ACCOUNT (SEE BELOW). HOWEVER, THERE ARE SEVERAL THINGS YOU CAN DO TO PREPARE FOR THE TRANSITION.
To prepare for the transition from NIH to NIST, including the transfer of data and existing active accounts, the current iEdison system will be unavailable from Tuesday, August 2, 2022 through Monday, August 8, 2022. Existing reporting deadlines remain unchanged, so it is recommended that users submit early any invention data that is due during the shutdown.
For increased security to protect your data, access to the new iEdison system will require a Login.gov account requiring dual authentication. If you have not already registered for a Login.gov account, you should do so before trying to login to the new iEdison system. Your Login.gov account should use the same email address you use for your existing iEdison account to ensure linkage between a user’s new and existing iEdison account. If you use a different email address for your Login.gov account, you will not be able to login to the new iEdison system without being sent an invitation in the new system (after launch) by your organization or agency’s iEdison account administrator.
Instructions on how to create a login.gov account are available HERE.
If you are an account administrator, it is recommended that you review their organization’s/agency's account(s) and deactivate any accounts which are no longer needed so these accounts are not transferred to the new system. See NIH’s instructions on how to deactivate user accounts in the current iEdison HERE.
Administrators should also let all active users know the email addresses that are associated with their current iEdison user account so they can use this associated email when they create their Login.gov account.
NIST will be hosting several online training sessions during the months of July and August to demonstrate how to navigate and use the new iEdison system. Training sessions will be broken into two 2-hour sessions and for user convenience, NIST will be offering multiple sessions of each part. For additional information on training sessions see our Training Opportunities page.
All active iEdison account holders will receive an email from iEdison on the date of launch, but for additional news and updates, be sure to subscribe to our NIST iEdison listserv HERE.