New GSA Directive Affects NIH Reimbursement Process for New Reviewers and Reviewers Up for CCR Renewal

Notice Number: NOT-OD-08-075

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

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Release Date: May 23, 2008

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National Institutes of Health (NIH), (

In accordance with a recent General Services Administration (GSA) directive, NIH will discontinue use of the U. S. Treasury Central Contractor Registration (CCR) for electronic disbursement of reviewers’ honoraria and reimbursements for expenses incurred during their participation in NIH peer review meetings.  NIH is diligently seeking a new, efficient reimbursement system. However, effective immediately and through September 30, 2008, the following interim solution will be implemented:

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

NIH is committed to ensuring that all reviewers receive their disbursements as efficiently as possible, and is working to develop a new system to facilitate this process.  Additional information will be forthcoming.  Thank you for your continued support of the NIH peer review process during this transition.


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

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