Extension of Interim NIH Reimbursement Process for New Peer Reviewers and Peer Reviewers Up for CCR Renewal

Notice Number: NOT-OD-09-009

Update: The following update relating to this announcement has been issued:

  • January 5, 2009 - See Notice (NOT-OD-09-033) The NIH Implements New Registration Process for Reviewer Reimbursement for Participation in NIH Peer Review Meetings.

Key Dates
Release Date: October 10, 2008

Issued by
National Institutes of Health (NIH), (http://www.nih.gov)

As announced previously (NOT-OD-08-075; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-08-075.html), NIH will discontinue use of the U. S. Treasury Central Contractor Registration (CCR) system for facilitating electronic disbursement of reviewers’ honoraria and reimbursements for expenses incurred during their participation in NIH peer review meetings.  With this announcement, NIH is extending through December 31, 2008 implementation of the following interim solution:

  • Reviewers whose CCR registration is active at the time of reimbursement will continue to receive payment via direct deposit.
  • Reviewers who are not registered with CCR (or whose registration has expired) will be issued a check from a government contractor, World Travel Services, Inc. (WTS), until December 31, 2008.  The check will be sent to the residential mailing address on file in the eRA Commons.  Therefore, reviewers are encouraged to update their residential address information in the eRA Commons at this time. 
  • Reviewers do not need to renew their CCR registration once it expires, and should ignore emails from CCR prompting them to do so.
  • Until further notice, reviewers should ignore emails from the Internet Assisted Review (IAR) system prompting them to update their banking information in the Commons.

Reviewers can check the status of their CCR registration at www.ccr.gov, by following these instructions:

  • Click on “Search CCR” located on the left side of the page.
  • Enter their DUNS number.
  • Click on “Search”.
  • View the registration status located at the top of the page.

NIH is committed to ensuring that all reviewers receive their disbursements as efficiently as possible.  Additional information will be forthcoming as we transition to a new registration system.  Thank you for your continued support of the NIH peer review process.

Inquiries

Questions may be directed to Dr. Sally Amero, NIH Review Policy Officer, Office of Extramural Research, NIH (301-435-1418; ReviewPolicyOfficer@mail.nih.gov).