Notice Number: NOT-OD-09-001
Release Date: October 1, 2008
National Institutes of Health (NIH), (http://www.nih.gov)
Effective October 10, 2008: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) invites all Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP) members to participate in a pilot of a Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) Module, a new feature of the NIH electronic Research Administration (eRA) Commons. The FCOI Module provides institutional users the ability to electronically prepare and submit FCOI reports and other required documents through the Commons. Currently, the FCOI reports are submitted to the Chief Grants Management Officer of the NIH awarding component.
The FCOI Module will allow institutional users to 1) initiate and prepare FCOI reports, 2) electronically submit reports and supporting documents, 3) search and view FCOI reports previously submitted through the Commons, 4) edit or rescind submitted reports with NIH involvement and 5) access history of actions.
The FCOI Module is part of the eRA Commons, an online interface where grantees and federal staff share information. The current version of the FCOI Module incorporates feedback from a small-scale pilot test performed in the summer of 2008 with nine institutions that are members of the Commons Working Group. Based on feedback from the initial pilot participants, NIH now expands the pilot to all FDP members and a small sample of non-FDP members.
Additional information, resources, and a User Guide for the FCOI Module can be found on the eRA Commons page at: http://era.nih.gov/services_for_applicants/other/fcoi.cfm
General questions concerning using the eRA Commons and the FCOI Module should be directed to the eRA Commons Helpdesk at:
eRA Service Desk
Web : http://ithelpdesk.nih.gov/eRA/ (Preferred method of contact)
Phone : 301-402-7469
TTY : 301-451-5939
Hours : Mon-Fri, 7a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
General inquires about this Notice may be directed to:
Division of Grants Compliance and Oversight
Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration
National Institutes of Health
6705 Rockledge Drive, Suite 350
Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone: (301) 435-0949
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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