Notice Number: NOT-OD-06-051
Release Date: March 16, 2006 (see update NOT-OD-06-053)
National Institutes of Health (NIH), (http://www.nih.gov)
The purpose of this Notice is to inform applicants of a change in the approach and policy regarding the inclusion of publications as Appendix materials in NIH grant applications. This policy applies to all grant mechanisms for which publications are acceptable Appendix material, regardless of which application form is used (e.g., PHS 398, SF424 (R&R), PHS 416-1) or the mode of submission (paper or electronic).
Effective for applications intended for the May 10, 2006 submission date, the NIH standard policy regarding the inclusion of publications as acceptable Appendix material in grant applications is described below.
Publications, manuscripts ( accepted for publication), abstracts, patents, or other printed materials directly relevant to the proposed project. Do not include manuscripts submitted for publication. Applicants should refer to instruction guides and specific Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) to determine the appropriate limit on the number of publications that may be submitted for a particular program. Note that not all grant mechanisms allow the inclusion of publications.
Note at this time no changes are being made to the other Appendix components:
Applicants are cautioned not to use the Appendix to circumvent the page limitations of the Research Plan. An application that does not observe the relevant policies and procedures may be delayed in the review process.
Applicants are reminded to review specific FOAs for any additional program-specific guidance on Appendix material and other application requirements.Application instructions for the PHS 398, SF424 (R&R), and PHS 416-1 will be revised to reflect this new policy for inclusion of publications in Appendix
Please direct inquiries regarding this Notice to:
Office of Extramural Research
National Institutes of Health