Notice of Change in Policy on the Submission of Plans for Instruction in the Responsible Conduct of Research for Institutional T32 Applications in Response to RFA-EY-10-001

Notice Number: NOT-OD-11-076

Key Dates

Release Date: May 12, 2011

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Issued by

National Institutes of Health (NIH)


The following change in policy is effective for the Institutional T32 applications in response to the funding opportunity announcement listed below and is in line with policy for future K12 applications per NOT-OD-11-039.

RFA-EY-10-001: NEI Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grants (T32) for Statistical Genetics and Genome Informatics Application Due Date: May 18, 2011

This Notice informs prospective applicants for the above Institutional T32 applications that the required plans for instruction in the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) will have page limits separate from the page limits for other combined components that are limited to 25 pages. Specifically:

  • SF 424 (R&R), Section 8.7 - Research Training Program Plan Component: combined items 2.2 (Background), 2.3 (Program Plan), and 2.4 (Recruitment and Retention Plan to Enhance Diversity) will be limited to 25 pages.
  • The plan for instruction in RCR (Item 2.5) will no longer be included in the 25 page limit for the Research Training Program Plan Component. Rather, the plan for instruction in RCR will now have its own separate page limit, and will be limited to 3 pages.

Please direct all inquiries to:

NIH Research Training Officer