Notice Number: NOT-OD-05-039 (See also, NOT-OD-04-043 and NOT-OD-05-006)
Release Date: March 16, 2005
National Institutes of Health (NIH), (http://www.nih.gov)
Updated instructions to the PHS398 Application are now available at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/forms.htm. Since the November 2004 release of the new version, the instructions have been updated to reflect changes in policy and/or to provide better clarity. Not all updates are published in the Guide; however, all are noted on the web site. Applicants are reminded to periodically check this web site for the latest version. Notable changes in the instructions are marked in purple.
Updates of note since the initial November 2004 release include:
Additional acceptable fonts are specified. Applicants may now use an Arial, Helvetica, Palatino Linotype or Georgia typeface and a font size of 11 points or larger. (A Symbol font may be used to insert Greek letters or special characters; the font size requirement still applies.)
Instructions for the budget fields on the Face Page and the various Budget Form Pages have been revised to provide clearer guidance for applications that include consortium F&A costs.
A clarification has been made regarding Appendix material. Appendix material can be two-sided as appropriate. While the font requirements imposed in the rest of the application do not apply to the Appendix, all material must be clearly legible.
Minor formatting revisions have been made to some form pages to improve usability.
Significant revisions have been made primarily in Part II, Human Subjects Research Supplement, to further address NIH implementation of OHRP Guidance on research involving coded private information or biological specimens. Minor revisions and formatting changes have been also been made in the PHS 398, Parts I and III.
On Form Page 3, Research Grant Table of Contents, the ordering of items in the Human Subjects Research section of the Research Plan has been revised.
For further information on application preparation, contact GrantsInfo@nih.gov.
Inquiries on any of these noted changes may be directed to:
Division of Grants Policy, OPERA, OER, NIH
Telephone: (301) 435-0938
FAX: (301) 435-3059
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Office of Extramural
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
Department of Health
and Human Services (HHS)
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