SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act Of 2011: NIH Implementation Of Key Changes
(What to Expect and When)
The SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act of 2011 and the recently released SBIR and STTR Policy Directives have brought about numerous changes to the programs many of which are quite complex. NIH is diligently working to implement these changes some of which are easily handled so implemented immediately. Others are more complex and will take time.
The following key change areas have been provided by the Small Business Administration (SBA). Each links to a description of each change and the implementation steps NIH is taking. The information will be regularly updated as NIH progresses so check back regularly. NIH is working with SBA on its implementation plan.
- Streamlining the Award Process
- Data & Reporting
- New Measures to Guard Against Fraud, Waste, Abuse
- Increased Support for Commercialization
For more information regarding SBA's implementation plan, read Sean Greene's (Associate Administrator for Investment and the Special Advisor for Innovation at SBA) blog which includes links to the recently released Policy Directives, a synopsis of key changes, and FAQs.
Matthew E. Portnoy, Ph.D.
NIH SBIR/STTR Program Coordinator
Office of Extramural Programs, NIH