Not sure whether a particular activity should be reported in the biosketch, other support, or annual project reports? Check out this new resource – NIH Pre-award and Post-award Disclosures Relating to the Biographical Sketch and Other Support.
For Spring 2022 due dates, NIH recently extended the guidance that while grant applications should not include contingency or recovery plans for problems resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, investigators may address effects due to the pandemic on productivity or other scoreable issues in the personal statement of the biosketch. NIH also extended the special exception for post-submission material to applications submitted for the August/October 2022 Council rounds.
The revised NIH Grants Policy Statement (NIHGPS) has been published, replacing the previous version as standard terms and conditions of award. This revision applies to all NIH grants and cooperative agreements with budget periods beginning on or after October 1, 2021.
Make sure you are using the correct form version for your due date. Remember, the intended due date for your application determines the correct form version to use. If you are applying to a due date on or after January 25, 2022 you MUST use application forms with a FORMS-G Competition ID.
Preparing a multi-project or center grant application for the Jan. 25, 2022 due date? If so, you may want to check out the Multi-project Annotated Form Set – FORMS-G Series posted on our Annotated Form Sets page.
NIH (including help desks) will be closed on Monday, January 17, 2022 for the federal holidays (Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.).
The NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare hosted a live webinar in December 2021 entitled, “Best Practices for Conducting a Search for Alternatives and Finding Animal Model/Model Organism Information.”
For grant applications due on or after January 25, 2022, applicants must have a Unique Entity ID (UEI) at the time of application submission, as the federal government transitions from DUNS numbers. Wondering how to get a UEI? On January 12, 2022, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is offering a repeat of the popular webinar “All about the Unique Entity ID (SAM) for the Recipient Community”.
NIH requires participant-level data in progress reports for all clinical research that come in on applications for due dates January 25, 2019 or later (see our Inclusion Across the Lifespan policy). Grantees use the Inclusion Enrollment report template provided through NIH’s Human Subjects System (HSS) to provide the required data. To successfully submit the report, obtain the template by selecting the Download Participant Level Data Template button on the Inclusion Enrollment Report screen.
NIH uses sex/gender to indicate that either sex or gender may be reported for inclusion enrollment purposes. The NIH encourages investigators to design their data collection instruments in a way that allows the participants to self-identify their sex or gender in a way that is meaningful within the study’s context. Participants always have the option not to identify with either sex/gender category. If both sex and gender identity are collected, investigators may choose which one to report based on the scientific question(s) that are the focus of the study.