September 7, 2018
We recently released a policy notice announcing that as of September 26, 2018, the NIH will no longer be offering the Protecting Human Research Participants (PHRP) course. It is important to note that investigators are still required to comply with all aspects of the NIH policy Required Education in the Protection of Human Research Participants, and can do so through a different training program or course.
August 7, 2018
As you may recall, NIH issued guidance for implementing the burden-reducing provisions of the 2018 Common Rule (NOT-OD-18-211). Subsequently on July 20, 2018, the HHS Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) has announced the availability of three draft guidance documents that relate to three burden-reducing provisions
July 24, 2018
NIH’s resubmission policy has not changed, but the policy notice highlights some important points: only a single resubmission (A1) of an original application (A0) will be accepted, an A0 application may be submitted following an unsuccessful A0 or A1 application (with a few exceptions), what happens when switching FOAs between the A0 and A1 applications, and generally a change of activity code (e.g., R01) between the A0 and A1 is not allowed, with one exception.
July 9, 2018
Did you know that grant funds can expire? A recent interview with NIH experts on the topic of “Expiring Appropriations” addresses how you know if you have expiring funds, what to do if you find yourself in this situation, and whether money can be restored. This 10 minute conversation is available as both a video and a podcast.
July 5, 2018
In the Final RPPR you should report on the individuals that worked on the project during the last budget period minus any approved no-cost extensions. You can find this and more in the RPPR FAQs.
May 29, 2018
Remembering back to my days as a PI, I can recall myself saying something like “yea, on my NIH grant…” when discussing my research. This may have been okay over coffee, but it is technically incorrect. We hear this confusion a lot. So, we thought it would be worthwhile to remind you about some of the respective roles of institutions and investigators working on an NIH award.
May 29, 2018
Have you wondered what happens when a program director/principal investigator (PD/PI) is no longer available to serve on an NIH grant? Maybe they have accepted a position at another institution? Or perhaps they are unable to carry out their duties for some other reason?
NIH recently issued a Guide Notice (NOT-OD-18-172) to remind the community about the NIH’s prior approval policy requirements when an institution seeks to change the status of a PI or other senior/key personnel as designated in the Notice of Award. This Notice also helps clarify the situations in which NIH’s prior approval is required.