Notice Number: NOT-OD-08-030
Release Date: January 4, 2008
National Institutes of Health (NIH), (http://www.nih.gov/)
EFFECTIVE DATE: The newly revised Continuation Progress Report for a DHHS Public Health Service Grant (PHS 2590, rev. 11/07) instructions and forms are now available and will be accepted immediately. All progress reports received on or after March 1, 2008 must use the new instructions and forms. During the transition period the previous version (interim revision 04/2006) will continue to be available, and progress reports using the previous version will be accepted through February 29, 2008.
The newly revised instructions and forms are available at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/forms.htm. The forms available on the website continue to be provided in two formats MS Word and PDF-fillable using Adobe Acrobat Reader Software. Free Adobe Software may be accessed at http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep.html. Applicants are strongly encouraged to access the instructions and forms via the Internet because they provide valuable links to current policy documents and allow easy navigation of the instructions. For further information, contact GrantsInfo@nih.gov.
Please read the instructions carefully. This edition of the PHS 2590 implements a number of important policy changes, including NIH Policy for Sharing of Data Obtained in NIH-Supported or Conducted Genome-Wide Association Studies, and registration of clinical trials in ClinicalTrials.gov as required by Public Law 110-85.
One significant change to the PHS 2590 is the business process for submission of the continuation progress report. As of March 1, 2008, only the signed original continuation progress report is required to be submitted to the centralized mailing address (No additional copies required).
The additional changes are highlighted below.
Notable Changes to the PHS 2590 Instructions (rev. 11/07):
Implementation of Grants.Gov Terminology
As part of the ongoing effort to keep the PHS 2590, 398 and the SF424 (R&R) synchronized, new terminology is implemented in the PHS2590:
Non-Competing Continuation Progress Report
Continuation Progress Report
Program Director/Principal Investigator (PD/PI)
Duly authorized representative
Authorized Organizational Representative
Instructions for Career Development Award Applications
Institutional Research Training Application Including Ruth L. Kirschstein-NRSA Applications
Progress Report Narrative for T’s and K s
Changes of note to specific form and format pages:
Project/Performance Site Format Page
Checklist Page (Form Page 6)
Inquires about preparing a specific progress report should be directed to the program official and/or grants management specialist of the awarding institute or center.
Inquiries on any changes to the forms and instructions may be directed to:
Office of Extramural Research
National Institutes of Health