Just In Time…

We know it can be confusing when you see that Just in Time link appear in the Commons. What does it mean? Does this mean I will be funded? When do I need to submit my Just in Time information?

To make it clear, we’ve recently adjusted the Commons so that the link becomes active for every application within 24 hours of release of your impact score. For those applications that receive a score of 40 or less, you will receive an email request asking that you submit your Just in Time information. These emails will be sent from the Commons to the investigator 2 weeks after release of the impact score.

We hope this change makes it easier to understand when you should and should not submit your Just in Time information.

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10 thoughts on “Just In Time…

  1. This isn’t true in practice. I have never received an automated response 2 weeks after release of the impact score, and I have received at least a dozen scores below 40. In practice, you just wait for your PO to contact you and bug you to submit your JIT materials.

  2. My score was 25 (19th percentile) and that was released weeks ago. I have never received an e-mail request asking that I submit my Just in Time information.

  3. what if my score is much lower than 40, but i have not received a separate email from NIH requesting JIT documents.

  4. I prefer the system that is being replaced in which one had to be invited to submit the JIT information before doing so. With the new system and cutoff priority score of 40, many more applicants with little or no chance of getting funded will be submitting the JIT information, which would waste their time while also getting their hopes up. At least with the old system, if the request for JIT info never came, one knew that one was not being seriously considered for an award, and planned accordingly. In short, I am not sure how this improves anything for the applicants…The guesswork might actually have been a good thing.

  5. Sally, please provide a rationale for this automatic JIT notification this score cut-off. I agree with Dikoma C Shungu, requesting JIT information from those with impact scores far from the “fundable range” can have unintended emotional expenses. More objectively, it will likely generate more work for the PI and the administrators at the PI’s institution. Has this been seriously considered?

  6. I agree with Steve and Dikoma. This will create a lot of extra paperwork for PIs and their support staff, and for Research Administration units at schools. With resources and time commitments already stretched way beyond the limit, this really does not make sense.

  7. It would also be nice to have updated instructions available for the JIT process. There is a ‘budget’ button now that confuses many investigators. If specific budget clarification or additional information is required, what is requested/required should be described in the JIT email message, and the instructions should provide info about format, content, etc. Thank you!

  8. I support an automatic request for JIT for Investigators in the fundable range. In the past we often received JIT requests with very short turn around deadlines that did not allow adequate time for IRB and/or IACUC submission, review and approval. Some requests had two day deadlines which is problematic even for other support. However, I agree that40% is too high and should probably be reduced to 30% or 25%.

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