Past NIH Policy Notices

Below is a listing of selected NIH Extramural Policy Notices from The NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts and other important Grants Administration information sources that apply across all NIH Institutes/Centers. Links to comprehensive listings of Notices, Program Announcements (PAs) and Requests for Applications (RFAs) may be found on the NIH Guide Home Page.

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December 31 Notice of Correction to Legislative Mandates in Effect for FY2016: Restriction on the Purchase of Sterile Needles
December 24 Notice on Salary Limitation on Grants, Cooperative Agreements, and Contracts
December 24 Notice of Legislative Mandates in Effect for FY 2016
December 22 ASSIST Now an Option for All NIH Competing Grant Applications and Some Post-award Administrative Actions
December 22 Notice of Common Fund Participation in RFA-OD-16-006 "Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Coordinating Center (U2C)"
December 17 Advanced Notice of Coming Requirements for Formal Instruction in Rigorous Experimental Design and Transparency to Enhance Reproducibility: NIH and AHRQ Institutional Training Grants, Institutional Career Development Awards, and Individual Fellowships
December 17 New Salary and Research Cost Allowances for K08 and K23 Career Development Awards
December 16 Notice of New Application Forms Package for RFA-OD-16-003 "Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes: Patient Reported Outcomes Research Resource Center Core (ECHO PRO Core) (U24)"
December 16 Notice of New Application Forms Package for RFA-OD-16-004 "Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Pediatric Cohorts (UG3/UH3)"
December 16 Notice of New Application Forms Package for RFA-OD-16-005 "Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Data Analysis Center (U24)"
December 16 Notice of New Application Forms Package for RFA-OD-16-006 "Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Coordinating Center (U2C)"
December 15 Updates to NIH & AHRQ Research Performance Progress Reports (RPPR) to Address Rigor and Transparency

November 25

Publication of the Revised NIH Grants Policy Statement (Rev. 11/2015) for FY 2016

November 25

Revised SF424 (R&R) Application Guides and Supplemental Instructions Available for Application Due Dates On and Between January 25, 2016 and May 24, 2016

November 25

Clarifying NIH Priorities for Health Economics Research

November 23

Save the Date for the 2016 NIH Regional Seminar in Baltimore, Maryland - May 11-13

November 19

Transition to Payment Management System (PMS) Subaccounts: FY 2016 Supplements

November 19

Request for Information (RFI): Strategies to Enhance Diversity in the Physician-Scientist Workforce

November 19

ASSIST Now an Option for Fellowship Grant Applications

November 17

Notice of Intent to Publish Request for Information: Strategies to Increase Diversity in the Physician-Scientist Workforce

November 17

Notice of Clarification of Eligibility for K99/R00 Applications

November 16

Reminder: Annual Reports to the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare due January 31, 2016

November 4

Advance Notice: NIH Plans to Implement the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS) Requirements Beginning January 1, 2016
October 30 Request for Information (RFI): Soliciting Input for the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) FY 2016-2020 Strategic Plan
October 27 Significant Changes: FY 2016 NIH Grants Policy Statement
October 20 Announcement of NIH Plans for the Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program
October 19 Notice of Participation of the Office of Research Infrastructure Programs in PA-15-258 "Administrative Supplements for Research on Dietary Supplements (Admin Supp)"

October 16

NIH Offers Niche Assessment Program to HHS SBIR and STTR Phase I Awardees

October 14

Research Terms and Conditions Available for Public Comment

October 13

Implementing Rigor and Transparency in NIH & AHRQ Career Development Award Applications

October 13

Inclusion of Children in Clinical Research: Change in NIH Definition

October 13

NIH & AHRQ Change Font Guidelines for Applications to Due Dates On or After May 25, 2016

October 13

NIH & AHRQ Announce New Form for PHS Awarding Component and Peer Review Requests

October 13

NIH & AHRQ Announce Transition to New Research Training Table Formats for 2016 and Upcoming Release of the xTRACT System

October 13

Simplification of the Vertebrate Animals Section of NIH Grant Applications and Contract Proposals

October 13

NIH Announces Upcoming Changes to Post-Award Forms and Instructions

October 13

NIH & AHRQ Announce Upcoming Changes to Policies, Instructions and Forms for 2016 Grant Applications

October 9

Implementing Rigor and Transparency in NIH & AHRQ Research Grant Applications

October 9

Notice Announcing Pre-Application Webinar for RFA-OD-15-004 "Tobacco Regulatory Science Small Grant Program for New Investigators (R03)"

October 2  NIH Operates Under a Continuing Resolution
July 30  Prior NIH Approval of Human Subjects Research in Active Awards Initially Submitted without Definitive Plans for Human Subjects Involvement (Delayed Onset Awards): Updated Notice
July 30  Guidance on Changes That Involve Human Subjects in Active Awards and That Will Require Prior NIH Approval: Updated Notice
July 23  Preliminary Guidance Related to Informed Consent for Research on Dried Blood Spots Obtained Through Newborn Screening
July 22  Request for Information (RFI): Inviting Comments and Suggestions on the NIH-wide Strategic Plan
July 20  ASSIST Now an Option for Institutional Training and Career Development (Ts and K12), Other Training Grants (Ds) and Various Research Applications
July 7  Notice: Standardized Test Scores Are No Longer Required in Biosketches for Individual Fellowship Applications (F30 and F31)
July 2  Notice About Updates to iEdison Regarding Reporting Requirements and Compliance Messages
March 31 Publication of the Revised NIH Grants Policy Statement (Rev. 3/31/2015)
March 27  Notice for Use of Cloud Computing Services for Storage and Analysis of Controlled-Access Data Subject to the NIH Genomic Data Sharing (GDS) Policy 
March 24  Reminder: NIH and AHRQ Biosketch Requirements for Due Dates On or After May 25, 2015
March 20  Reminder: NIH Grant Applications and the NIH Genomic Data Sharing Policy
March 18  New Form To Capture Additional Indirect Costs in Multi-project Grant Applications
March 17 Notice of Update to the Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals
March 17 Notice Regarding Requirement of Grantees and Contractors to Submit Invention Disclosures, Related Reports and Documents Via iEdison
March 12 Use of Updated Inclusion Enrollment Format Now Required for Successful Submission of RPPR
March 6 Eye on NIH Policy: OMB Uniform Guidance - What it Means for NIH & You (Video & Interactive Q&A - March 12, 2015)
 
February 20 Reinforcing Service to the Biomedical Research Community
February 5 NIH Interim General Grant Conditions Implementing New HHS Grants Regulations (Uniform Guidance)
February 3 Request for Information: Sustaining the Biomedical Workforce and a Potential Emeritus Award for Senior Researchers
February 2 Registration Open for the 2015 NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration – Baltimore, MD
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January 30 ASSIST Now an Option for Submission of R03 and R21 Applications
January 27 Expanding Support of Unicode Character Set in Grant Applications Submitted after February 17, 2015
January 27 Adjustments to NIH and AHRQ Grant Application Due Dates Between February 13 and February 18, 2015
January 12 Notice of NIH's Interest in Diversity
January 12 Notice of Legislative Mandates in Effect for FY 2015
January 8 Notice of NIH Requirement for Federal Recognition of Same-Sex Spouses/Marriages by Grant and Research and Development Contract Recipients
December 30 NIH Fiscal Policy for Grant Awards - FY2015
December 30 Notice on Salary Limitation on Grants, Cooperative Agreements, and Contracts
December 30 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Stipends, Tuition/Fees and Other Budgetary Levels Effective for Fiscal Year 2015
December 19 Publication of Interim Final Rule Adopting OMB's Final Guidance in 2 CFR Part 200 into HHS' Implementing Regulations at 45 CFR Part 75
December 17 ASSIST To Become an Option for Submission of Applications for Most Competing Grant Programs in 2015
December 17 HHS Changes Standard Due Dates for SBIR/STTR Grant Applications
December 17 Simplifying the NIH Policy for Late Application Submission
December 17 NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding & Grants Administration in Baltimore, MD - Save the Date - May 6-8, 2015
December 5 Update: New Biographical Sketch Format Required for NIH and AHRQ Grant Applications Submitted for Due Dates on or After May 25, 2015
December 4 NIH Modification to Guidance on Marking Changes in Resubmission Applications
December 4 Reminder for the Extramural Scientific Community: Implementation of the Genomic Data Sharing Policy Begins January 25, 2015
December 3 Request for Comments on the Draft NIH Policy on the Use of a Single Institutional Review Board for Multi-Site Research
December 1 Notice of Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare Policy on Shared Animal Welfare Concerns
November 19 Publication of Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Clinical Trials Registration and Results Submission under FDAAA
November 19 NIH Request for Public Comments on the Draft NIH Policy on Dissemination of NIH-Funded Clinical Trial Information
November 21 Reminder: Annual Reports to the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare due January 31, 2015
November 21 NIH Implementation of the US Government Policy on Institutional Oversight of Life Sciences Dual Use Research of Concern
November 26 New Biographical Sketch Format Required for NIH and AHRQ Grant Applications Submitted for Due Dates on or After January 25, 2015
October 1 NIH Operates Under a Continuing Resolution
October 2 Reminder Notice Regarding Requirements of the Bayh-Dole Act and the NIH's Implementing Regulations
October 2 Use of New Inclusion Management System Required as of October 17, 2014
October 10 OMB Clarifies Guidance on the Dual Role of Student and Postdoctoral Researchers
October 16 Notice of Special Accommodations for Submission and Reporting Requirements for Program Directors/Principal Investigators Responding to the West Africa Ebola Outbreak
October 16 Reminder: NIH Requires the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) for All Type 5 Progress Reports
October 17 Funding Pause for Certain Types of Gain-of-Function Research Projects
October 23 Notice of Revised NIH Definition of "Clinical Trial"
August 29 eRA Commons Username Required for Sponsor in Individual Fellowship Grant Applications to NIH and AHRQ
August 27 Notice of National Biosafety Stewardship Month and Health and Safety Requirements for NIH Grantees
August 27 NIH Genomic Data Sharing Policy
August 27 Implementation of the NIH Genomic Data Sharing Policy for NIH Grant Applications and Awards
August 4 Revised Policy: Descriptions on the Use of Individual Development Plans (IDPs) for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Researchers Required in Annual Progress Reports beginning October 1, 2014
July 30 Notice of Annual Reporting Requirements and Revised Financial Closeout Requirements for NIH Administrative Supplements Awarded to Recover Losses Due to Hurricane Sandy under the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act
July 11 Revised Timeline for NIH Domestic Awards Transition to Payment Management System Subaccounts
July 3 NIH Announces Change in Policy Requirements for Activation Notices for Fellows Sponsored by Foreign and Federal Institutions
May 29 Notice of Change in Criteria for Renewal of Domestic Animal Welfare Assurances
May 16 Transition to Payment Management System Subaccounts for Domestic Awards
May 16 NIH Will Require the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) for All Type 5 Non-SNAP Progress Reports on October 17, 2014
May 16 Piloting Modified NIH Biographical Sketch (Biosketch)
May 2 Notice of Clarification of Career (K) Award Eligibility
April 30 Transition Plans for Reporting Sex/Gender, Race, and Ethnicity Information in Non-Competing Type 5 Progress Reports
April 30 NIH Launching New System and Procedures for Reporting Sex/Gender, Race, and Ethnicity Information to the NIH
April 24 NIH Updating Grant Closeout Policies and Procedures to Align with New HHS Requirements
April 22 Clarifications to the NIH and AHRQ Policy for Application Submission
April 18 Notice of NIH Improving the Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) Module for Submission of Financial Conflict of Interest Reports to the NIH Beginning on April 25, 2014
April 17 NIH and AHRQ Announce Updated Policy for Application Submission
April 15 NIH Will Open the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) for All Type 5 Non-SNAP Progress Reports on April 25, 2014
March 28 Maintaining Confidentiality in NIH Peer Review
March 20 NIH Policy for Managing Conflict of Interest in the Peer Review of Concepts and Proposals for Research and Development Contract Projects
March 20 Notice of Extension of Eligibility for PA-14-150 "Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral MD/PhD or Other Dual-Doctoral Degree Fellowship (Parent F30)"
March 14 NIH Extramural Grant Systems Upgrade for Unicode Compatibility Means Memorial Day Weekend Downtime
March 14 Adjustments to May 25-28, 2014 Grant Application Due Dates
March 11 Request for Information: Invitation to Comment on Proposed Guidance Regarding Significant Changes to Ongoing Animal Activities
March 7 Notice of Implementation of Pilot Program for Enhancement of Employee Whistleblower Protections
March 7 Notice of Reissuance of the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Fellowship Funding Opportunity Announcements
March 5 Notice of Online Data Submission and Access to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) database of Genotypes and Phenotypes (dbGaP)
March 4 NIH Will Open the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) for All Type 5 Non-SNAP Progress Reports on April 25, 2014
February 27 Notice of Additional Legislative Mandate in Effect for FY2014 Restricting Pornography on Computer Networks
February 18 Notice of Intent to Publish the Reissuance of the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral MD/PhD and Other Dual Doctoral Degree Fellows (Parent F30)" Funding Opportunity Announcement
February 18 Notice of Intent to Publish the Reissuance of the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellows (Parent F31)" Funding Opportunity Announcement
February 18 Notice of Intent to Publish the Reissuance of the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) for Individual Postdoctoral Fellows (Parent F32)" Funding Opportunity Announcement
February 18 Notice of Intent to Publish the Reissuance of the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) for Individual Senior Fellows (Parent F33)" Funding Opportunity Announcement
February 18 Notice of Intent to Publish the Reissuance of the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellowships to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Parent F31 - Diversity)" Funding Opportunity Announce
February 18 Registration Now Open for the 2014 NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration in Baltimore, MD
February 10 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Stipends, Tuition/Fees and Other Budgetary Levels Effective for Fiscal Year 2014
February 10 Notice of Salary Limitation on Grants, Cooperative Agreements, and Contracts
February 10 Notice of Legislative Mandates in Effect for FY2014
February 10 NIH Fiscal Policy for Grant Awards FY 2014
February 7 Notice of Revised Term of Award for All Recovery Act Awards to Repeal Section 1512 Reporting Requirement Effective February 1, 2014
February 6 Timetable for Next Round Resubmission of New Investigator R01 Applications Changed for October 2014 Council
February 5 NIH Implements Option for Applicants to Switch between the SBIR/STTR programs and the SBIR Direct to Phase II pilot of the SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act of 2011
February 5 New Requirements in the Funding Opportunity Announcement PAR-14-073 "Shared Instrumentation Grant Program (S10)"

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