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Notices of NIH Policy Changes

Policy notices published in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts supersede information in the NIH Grants Policy Statement. Compliance with these policy updates become a term and condition of award. NIH incorporates these notices into the annual update of the NIH Grants Policy Statement. Below is a listing of selected policy notices.

 
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October 2020
October 23 Notice of Clarification: Policy for Managing Conflict of Interest in NIH Peer Review
October 23 Exceptions to Use of a Single IRB During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency
October 21 NIH Operates Under a Continuing Resolution
October 16 Notice of Policy Revision: Managing Conflicts of Interest for Requests for Applications (RFAs)
October 01 Requirement for Trainee Diversity Report to be Submitted Electronically for Institutional Research Training, Career Development, and Research Education Awards Beginning in Early FY 2021
October 01 Reminder: Annual Reports to the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare due December 1, 2020
September 2020
September 30 Required Submission of Financial Conflict of Interest Policy into the eRA Commons Institution Profile (IPF) Module
September 30 Extending the Special Exception to the NIH/AHRQ/NIOSH Post-Submission Material Policy During the COVID-19 Pandemic: August/October 2021 Councils
September 25 Reminder: NIH Natural Disaster Policy Wildfires
September 16 Reminder: NIH Policy on Use of Hypertext in NIH Grant Applications
September 11 Notice of Limited Availability of Research Non-human Primates
September 11 Policy for Charging Personal Protective Equipment to NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements as Direct Costs
September 10 Reminder: NIH Natural Disaster Policy Hurricane Laura
August 2020
August 28 Notice of Correction to Eligibility in NIH Funding Opportunity Announcements
August 28 Reminder: NIH Natural Disaster Policy Hurricane Isaias, Derecho
August 12 Extending the Special Exception to the NIH/AHRQ/NIOSH Post-Submission Material Policy During the COVID-19 Pandemic
August 11 Temporary Extension of Eligibility for the NIH K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award During the COVID-19 Pandemic
July 2020
July 31 Upcoming Changes to the Notice of Award (NoA) Beginning October 1, 2020
July 28 Policy Update - Results Information Reporting for Applicable Clinical Trials (ACTs)
July 13 Grant and Contract Submission Requirements Regarding the Updated AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals: 2020 Edition
June 2020
June 30 Public Comments on the Implementation of the Updated AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals: 2020 Edition
June 30 Notice of Requirement for Electronic Submission of all Administrative Supplements
June 23 Upcoming Mandatory Submission of the Federal Financial Report (FFR) in the Payment Management System Beginning January 1, 2021
June 18 NIH Summary Statement Available to the Signing Officials (SO) through the eRA Commons
June 17 Reminder of Upcoming FORMS-F and Inclusion Across the Lifespan Requirements for NIH Applicants and Recipients Submitting Post-Submission Updates Using the Human Subjects System (HSS)
June 09 Special Exception to the NIH/AHRQ/NIOSH Post-Submission Material Policy During the COVID-19 Pandemic
May 2020
May 22 Reissue of Parent Announcements (PA-18-589, PA-18-590, PA-18-591, and PA-18-592) and the Urgent (PA-18-935) and Emergency (PA-20-135) Competitive Revision FOAs is Underway - Continue to use the Current Announcements and Forms Packages Until Reissuance
May 21 Notice of Update to the Reporting Period of the Annual Report to OLAW
April 2020
April 08 Reminder: Changes to Forms and Instructions for Research Training Grant, Fellowship, and Career Development Award Applications for Applications Due on or After May 25, 2020
March 2020
March 26 UPDATE: NIH Late Application Policy Due to Public Health Emergency for United States for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
March 12 Flexibilities Available to Applicants and Recipients of Federal Financial Assistance Affected by COVID-19
March 10 General Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - Proposal Submission and Award Management Related to COVID-19
March 10 Reminder: FORMS-F Grant Application Forms & Instructions Must be Used for Due Dates On or After May 25, 2020- New Grant Application Instructions Now Available
March 10 NIH LATE APPLICATION POLICY Due to Public Health Emergency for United States for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
February 2020
February 28 Notice of Transition to New System for Issuing Certificates of Confidentiality for Non-NIH Funded Research
February 07 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Stipends, Tuition/Fees and Other Budgetary Levels Effective for Fiscal Year 2020
February 05 Notice of Fiscal Policies in Effect for FY 2020
February 05 Guidance on Salary Limitation for Grants and Cooperative Agreements FY 2020
February 05 Notice of Legislative Mandates in Effect for FY 2020
February 03 Updated Guidance for Videos Submitted as NIH Application Materials
January 2020
January 24 Update of NIH Continuous Submission Policy: Change in Submission Deadlines and End of Recent Substantial Service Option
January 22 Additional Guidance on the NIH Policy on the Use of a Single Institutional Review Board for Multi-Site Research
December 2019
December 31 OMB Approval for Grant Application and Related Forms Underway Continue to Use Current Forms (FORMS-E) through May 24, 2020
December 23 Notification of HHS Plan to Publish a Statement Announcing the Intention to Convene an NIH Human Fetal Tissue Research Ethics Advisory Board for Fiscal Year 2020 and Soliciting Nominations
December 19 NIH Operates Under a Continuing Resolution
December 10 Publication of the Revised NIH Grants Policy Statement (Rev. December 2019) for FY 2020
December 03 NIH and AHRQ Announce Upcoming Changes to Policies, Instructions and Forms for Research Training Grant, Fellowship, and Career Development Award Applications
November 2019
November 22 New NIH "FORMS-F" Grant Application Forms and Instructions Coming for Due Dates on or after May 25, 2020
November 22 Notice of NIH's Interest in Diversity
November 06 Request for Public Comments on a DRAFT NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing and Supplemental DRAFT Guidance
October 2019
October 30 NIH Extension Policy for Eligibility Window for Pathway to Independence Awards (K99/R00)
October 04 NIH Operates Under a Continuing Resolution
September 2019
September 11 Reminder - NIH Natural Disaster Policy - Hurricane Dorian
August 2019
August 23 Clarifying Competing Application Instructions and Notice of Publication of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Regarding Proposed Human Fetal Tissue Research
August 22 NIH Announces New Centralized Notifications for Unfunded Applications
July 2019
July 26 Changes to NIH Requirements Regarding Proposed Human Fetal Tissue Research
July 24 Extension of Certain Flexibilities for Prospective Basic Experimental Studies With Human Participants
July 10 Requirement for ORCID iDs for Individuals Supported by Research Training, Fellowship, Research Education, and Career Development Awards Beginning in FY 2020
July 10 Reminders of NIH Policies on Other Support and on Policies related to Financial Conflicts of Interest and Foreign Components
June 2019
June 07 Reminder: Expiration of FY2014 Grant Funds
May 2019
May 21 Required Use of the xTRACT System to Prepare Data Tables for Training Grant Research Performance Progress Reports in FY 2020
May 17 Guidance on Posting Informed Consent Forms for NIH-Funded Clinical Trials
April 2019
April 25 Notice of the Publication of Revised NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules
April 17 Guidance on Salary Limitation for Grants and Cooperative Agreements FY 2019
April 11 Notification of Upcoming Change in Federal-wide Unique Entity Identifier Requirements
March 2019
March 04 Small Business Organization Type Information Pulled from System for Award Management Record Rather than Grant Application Form
February 2019
February 19 Revised Guidance on Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance
January 2019
January 11 Register to Attend the NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration Baltimore, MD May 2019
January 11 Removal of the Requirement for Institutional Review Board Review of NIH Grant Applications and Contract Proposals Related to Research
January 10 Extension of Comment Period on Draft Report: Reducing Administrative Burden to Researchers for Animal Care and Use in Research
January 09 Notice of Clarification Regarding Harassment and Discrimination Protections in NIH Training Applications
January 07 NIH Policy for Review and Resubmission of New Investigator R01 Applications
January 02 NIH Implementation of the Final Rule on the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (Common Rule)
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