As part of the continuing effort to move to electronic processes, NIH is now piloting a new eRA Commons module, which allows submission of relinquishing statements. NIH is also piloting the electronic submission of applications through Grants.gov for post-award changes in grantee organization or grantee organizational status. The following will be accepted electronically: The Official … Continue reading “NIH Pilots Electronic Submission for Relinquishing Statement, Type 6 & 7 Applications”
Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to participate in A Celebration of Science, where more than 1,000 leaders from across the scientific research and policy communities participated in a three-day event led by FasterCures and the Milken Institute. This celebration was held to reaffirm the importance of biomedical research and showcase the outcomes of research on people’s lives.
The NIH Office of Biotechnology Activities (OBA) has finalized updates to the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules (NIH Guidelines) to explicitly cover certain types of basic and clinical research with nucleic acid molecules created solely by synthetic means.
Are you familiar with the new NIH Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR)? The RPPR is a Federal-wide initiative to standardize reporting by creating a uniform format for all interim reporting of research and research-related activities. The result of this initiative is the RPPR Final Format. As of October 19, all grantee institutions will have access … Continue reading “October 17, 2012: New NIH RPPR Training Webinar”
NIH recently issued a Notice on the availability of newly revised forms and instructions for post-award documents, including interim and final progress reports. Revised Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) forms are also now available. Revised competing applications and instructions are expected to be implemented in the summer of 2013, following electronic development of applicable … Continue reading “May I Still Use Forms Which Are Past the Expiration Date?”
Your SAM registration (formerly CCR registration) needs to be renewed at least annually. Remember, all registrations and renewals must be complete to submit an application to NIH. NOTE: Once you update your record in SAM, it will take 48 to 72 hours to complete just like it did in CCR. You will be notified via email … Continue reading “How Often Do I Need to Update My System of Awards Management (SAM) Registration?”
So you’re wearing your lucky shoes and are ready to take a first look at the results of your grant review. Whether you are anticipating doing a victory dance or getting ready to head out to the nearest kickboxing class, it’s a good time to think about what comes next.
If the Instructions in the Funding Opportunity Differ from the Application Guide, Which Do I Follow?
Instructions in the funding opportunity announcement (FOA) always supersede the instructions in the application guides. So when in doubt, follow the instructions in the FOA.
NIH (including help desks) will be closed October 8 (Monday), 2012. If a standard postmark/submission date falls on this federal holiday, the application deadline is automatically extended to the next business day.
I am excited to tell you about a collaboration we have launched with the FDA to support research to inform the development and evaluation of regulations on the manufacturing, distribution, and marketing of tobacco products.