What Do I Do If an Issue With NIH or Other Federal Application Systems Threatens Getting my Application in on Time?

Experiencing a system issue with ASSIST, Grants.gov, SAM, or eRA Commons that you believe threaten your ability to submit on time? Don’t panic. NIH will not penalize applicants who experience confirmed system issues that are beyond their control. However, it is imperative that you follow our Guidelines for Applicants Experiencing System Issues. This process includes contacting the eRA Commons Help Desk by the due date… Continue reading

Register Today for the 16th Annual NIH SBIR/STTR Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Does your latest innovative idea have commercial potential and support cutting-edge technological research? Explore NIH funding options for small businesses at the 16th Annual NIH Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Conference that will be held in Albuquerque, NM on October 21 – 23, 2014. Continue reading

RPPR Required for Non-SNAP Progress Reports Beginning October 17, 2014

NIH currently requires use of the fed-wide progress reporting format — known as the RPPR (Research Performance Progress Report) — to submit progress reports for Streamlined Non-competing Award Process (SNAP), fellowship, and multi-year funded awards. In April we opened the RPPR for use for all Type 5 Non-SNAP progress reports in anticipation of an October 2014 requirement for RPPR use.

Now, it’s official — all type 5 non-SNAP progress reports submitted on or after October 17, 2014 need to be submitted through the RPPR module of eRA Commons. …. Continue reading

New Website for iEdison Invention Reporting Information

True or false: iEdison is the newest Apple™ light bulb.

Well, for now at least, false. iEdison – which stands for “interagency Edison” – is a system for reporting inventions resulting from federal funding. iEdison is now part of NIH’s electronic Research Administration (eRA) suite of services, and our new website helps iEdison users access information and resources related to invention reporting. …. Continue reading

Can I Resubmit My Grant Application While It Is Under Appeal of the Initial Peer Review Results?

No. If you are appealing the initial peer review of your application, then the appeal must be resolved before you submit that application as either a resubmission (A1) or new application (A0).

Looking for more information on NIH’s resubmission policy? Visit our frequently asked questions about resubmission. Continue reading

What is the Deadline for Resubmitting my Unfunded Application?

A resubmission application, also known as an “A1” application, requires a one-page introduction that addresses the comments from the review of the prior A0 application as well as marked changes in the text of the Research Strategy. You are permitted one resubmission of an unfunded application to address reviewer comments, and that resubmission must be submitted to an appropriate due date no longer than 37 months …. Continue reading

Promoting Research Integrity: Building the Foundation of Trust

Exemplifying and promoting the highest level of scientific integrity, public accountability, and social responsibility in the conduct of science are among NIH’s main goals as an agency. Research integrity is not about being flawless. It is about conducting science using honest and verifiable methods, complying with rules and regulations and adhering to professional standards. Ultimately, it is also about trust, the foundation upon which the scientific research enterprise is built. We’ve recently updated our website on research integrity, …. Continue reading