Reminder: All Subject Inventions Must Be Reported on the HHS 568 - Final Invention Statement and Certification (For Grant or Award) and in iEdison

Notice Number: NOT-OD-16-066

Key Dates
Release Date: February 17, 2016

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Issued by
National Institutes of Health (NIH)


This Notice is issued to remind ALL awardee institutions (including but not limited to Universities, Non-Profit entities, and For-Profit entities) that the HHS 568 must be filed by a grantee or contractor at the conclusion of a grant or contract, See, 37 C.F.R. 401.14(f)(5), the NIH Grants Policy Statement at 8.2.4 and, and the terms and conditions of your funding agreement. It requires the reporting of all subject inventions that were made under an applicable NIH funding agreement.

Additionally, all subject inventions that were made under an applicable funding agreement and reported on the HHS 568 must be reported in iEdison. Failure to report (on the HHS 568 AND in iEdison) all inventions funded in whole or in part by NIH as required by your funding agreement's terms and conditions, the NIH Grants Policy Statement, and the Bayh-Dole Act may result in your organization’s loss of rights in the invention or other actions as appropriate.

If you need to register in iEdison to record your invention(s) you can do so at: .

Invention reporting compliance requirements can be found at: and


Please direct all inquiries to: 

Division of Extramural Inventions & Technology Resources (DEITR)
Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration (OPERA)
Telephone: 301-435-1986