Initial Electronic Submission Process for Multi-Project Applications: Webinar - December 13, 2012

Notice Number: NOT-OD-13-011

Key Dates

Release Date: November 30, 2012

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National Institutes of Health (NIH)


NIH has begun to roll out a new system for electronic submission of multi-project applications. A handful of funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) are in the process of being published as part of the system pilot that will require electronic submission of multi-project applications. These FOAs will be listed on the multi-project application electronic submission transition timeline as they are published. See Guide Notice NOT-OD-12-161 for more information on the transition.

Ready to learn more?

NIH is offering a webinar designed to provide an orientation to ASSIST (Application Submission System & Interface for Submission Tracking) for anyone considering applying to any of the pilot FOAs.

Date: Thursday, December 13, 2012 Live Broadcast Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm EST

Registration Required!

Electronic Research Administration (eRA) experts will demonstrate how applicants access ASSIST; set up their application; navigate the system; set access controls to allow people to work concurrently on the application; run a check against NIH and business rules to find errors before submission; and view an application image before submitting.

NIH will offer additional live webinars in the summer/fall of 2013 as more FOAs are published that require electronic submission of multi-project applications.

Who should participate?

This webinar is designed for those who will be working on multi-project applications to the pilot FOAs.

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.

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