NIH Policy/Form Changes
What's Changed? (NIH Guide Reference Links)
- Form Changes
The PHS 398 and PHS 2590 form kits have changed to to reflect the NIH policies on Sharing of Data and ClinicalTrials.gov registration, and to incorporate Grants.gov terminology.
- Change in Standing Receipt Dates for NIH/AHRQ/NIOSH
NIH, AHRQ, and NIOSH will have new standing receipt dates effective January 2007. These new receipt dates will affect both paper and electronic submissions.
- Appendices to Paper PHS 398 to be Submitted on CD
All paper PHS 398 applications with due dates of May 25, 2008 and beyond must provide appendix material on CD only, and provide five (5) identical CDs in the same package with the application. Paper appendices will not be accepted for applications with 5/25/08 due dates and beyond. You may begin using the CD format before 5/25/08. Information on the file format and labelling are listed in the NIH Guide Notice: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-08-031.html
- PI Signature Requirement
Effective with new and competing submissions for deadlines May 10, 2006 and beyond, the NIH no longer requires PI signature. PI signature for non-competing continuations is no longer required for submissions June 1, 2006 and beyond.
- Grants.gov / eRA Commons Submission Changes
Effective with new and competing submissions for deadlines May 10, 2006 and beyond, the NIH no longer requires PI signature/electronic verification.
- Measuring Effort Devoted to Projects
The business practice for calculating and showing effort on projects has changed from % effort to person-months.
- Implementing Multiple PI Submissions
NIH has preliminary plans to incorporate multiple PIs into the application business process. This initiative is still in a pilot phase.
- Including Publications as Appendix Material
The instructions for including paper applications as appendix material have changed.
- Eliminating Bio Sketch Subsection Limits
The subsection limits of the biographical sketch have been eliminated.
- Revised Requirements for Select Agent Research
The requirements of the Research Plan have been revised to include a new section dedicated specifically to Select Agent Research.