NIH Guide Notice Updates

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This notice informs the applicant and recipient communities of changes to grant application forms and application guide instructions for due dates on or after January 25, 2022.

Key changes:

  • As part of the federal-wide transition from the DUN and Bradstreet (D&B) Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number to the new government-owned Unique Entity Identifier (UEI), applicants will be required to have a UEI to apply for federal grants or cooperative agreements. Although agencies are not required to fully transition until April 2022, NIH, AHRQ, and FDA will transition for due dates on or after January 25, 2022 to align with standard application and review cycles. SeeNOT-OD-21-170for more information.
  • NIH will require the use of the updated Biographical Sketch and Other Support format pages for submissions on or after January 25, 2022. SeeNOT-OD-21-073,NOT-OD-21-110, andNOT-OD-21-122for more information.
  • Targeting due dates on or after January 25, 2022, all Senior/Key personnel listed on the R&R Senior/Key Person Profile (Expanded) form will be required to have an eRA Commons username (Commons ID). Extension of the existing eRA Commons ID requirement to include all senior/key personnel will facilitate better data collection for individuals contributing to federally funded research as well as assist in disambiguating data on applications and facilitating the identification of conflicts of interest in peer review. SeeNOT-OD-21-109for more information.

SeeHigh-level Summary of Form Changes in FORMS-G Application Packagesfor a full list of form changes. Please review the full notice for additional information regarding the transition to FORMS-G.

  • NOT-OD-21-170Update: Notification of Upcoming Change in Federal-wide Unique Entity Identifier Requirements
  • The purpose of this notice is to update the applicant and recipient communities of the federal-wide transition from the DUN and Bradstreet (D&B) Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number to a new government-owned Unique Entity Identifier (UEI). By April 2022, the federal government will stop using the DUNS number to uniquely identify entities registered in theSystem for Award Management (SAM)
  • For applications due to NIH on or after January 25, 2022, applicants must have a UEI at the time of application submission. Please review the full notice for additional information regarding this implementation.
  • UCI’s UEI has been assigned and can be found on our Institutional Information webpage: https://research.uci.edu/sponsored-projects/institutional-info.html