Using ASSIST to Prepare and Submit Multi-Project Applications to NIH: Webinar - August 13, 2013

Notice Number: NOT-OD-13-095

Key Dates
Release Date: August 1, 2013
Webinar Date:  August 13, 2013

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Issued by
National Institutes of Health (NIH)


NIH will require electronic submission for all P01, P20, P50 and U19 applications intended for due dates on or after September 25, 2013. Additional NIH grant programs will transition to electronic submission per the established timeline. Applicant organizations which use system-to-system solutions will be able to use those services for submitting multi-project applications into if the provider offers that service. All other applicants must use the new ASSIST (Application Submission System & Interface for Submission Tracking) system to prepare and submit their multi-project applications.

NIH will hold a webinar to help potential applicants get acquainted with ASSIST.

Date: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 (live broadcast)
Time: 2:30-4:00 pm EST

Registration Required!

Webinar Topics

  • Registration and accounts
  • Finding an opportunity and accessing ASSIST
  • Overview of process
  • Initiating an application
  • Defining your team and providing application access
  • Filling out the application and avoiding common errors along the way
  • Preparing your application for submission - managing application status, checking for errors, and previewing your application
  • Submitting your application to
  • Tracking your submission to ensure it gets to NIH staff for consideration

Who should participate?
Anyone involved in the preparation and submission of multi-project applications to NIH.

Space is limited! Interested attendees should register early. To maximize participation and improve communication within our grantee institutions, NIH strongly encourages institutions to promote classroom style viewing whereby groups of viewers can participate via one log-in.

This webinar will be archived for later viewing! A recording will be accessible 3-5 business days following the event on the OER Webinar home page (under "Recent Webinars").


  • Reserve your webinar space at  
  • After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing a unique log-in number and additional information about joining the webinar.
  • System Requirements:
  • PC-based attendees:  Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
  • Macintosh-based attendees:  Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer
  • The GoToWebinar Audio Checklist provides tips for using your computer's microphone and speakers.
  • For technical support with the GoToWebinar system, and to view system requirements and test your connection, please visit:


GoToWebinar registration questions?  Email:

General questions concerning using the eRA Commons or ASSIST?  Contact:

eRA Service Desk
Web: (Preferred method of contact)
Toll-free: 1-866-504-9552
Telephone: 301-402-7469
TTY: 301-451-5939
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 7a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
Email: (for Commons Support)


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