NIH Guide Notice Updates

Dear Colleagues: 

Below are summaries of a recent NIH Guide Notices. Please review the notices and forward it to faculty, researchers and staff, as appropriate. Questions regarding these notices should be directed to your Contract and Grant Officer.

Adjustments to NIH and AHRQ Grant Application Due Dates Between September 22 and September 30, 2022

(NOT-OD-22-190)
National Institutes of Health
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

This notice informs the community of NIH and AHRQ application due date adjustments to accommodate scheduled federal system downtime. Grants.gov has a planned production system outage from Friday, September 23, 2022 at 12:01 AM ET to Thursday, September 29, 2022 at 11:59 PM ET (see Grants.gov calendar). Grants.gov will use this time to migrate their services to the Cloud.

In response, NIH and AHRQ due dates that fall on or between September 22 and September 30, 2022 will move to October 3, 2022. Please review the full guide notice for additional details regarding the adjustment to the application due dates.

(NOT-OD-22-195)
National Institutes of Health
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Food and Drug Administration
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, 2023. Applicants must use FORMS-H application packages for due dates on or after January 25, 2023 and must use FORMS-G application packages for due dates on or before January 24, 2023. Applications submitted using an incorrect forms package for their intended due date will be withdrawn and removed from funding consideration. Application guides for FORMS-H application packages will be posted to the How to Apply – Application Guide page no later than October 25, 2022.
  • For NIH, as part of the implementation of the 2023 NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy, a new “Other Plan(s)” attachment field has been added to the PHS 398 Research Plan Form and the PHS 398 Career Development Award Supplemental Form. Applicants must attach the required Data Management and Sharing Plan in this new field in FORMS-H applications. See NOT-OD-21-013 and NOT-OD-22-189 for more information. Note: Although the 2023 NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy is not applicable to fellowship and institutional training grant applications, the new attachment field was added for potential future use with other plans.

See High-level Summary of Form Changes in FORMS-H Application Packages for a full list of form changes.  Additional guidance and confirmation of implementation plans will be provided in Fall 2022. Please review the full guide notice for additional details regarding the implementation of FORMS-H application packages.

(NOT-OD-22-189)
National Institutes of Health

The purpose of this notice is to inform the extramural research community of implementation details for the NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing (DMS Policy) affecting grant and cooperative agreement applications submitted for receipt dates on or after January 25, 2023. The specific changes to competing grant and cooperative agreement application instructions clarified will be implemented with application form packages identified with a Competition ID of “FORMS-H” and incorporated into the forthcoming FORMS-H application guides. 

Beginning with receipt dates on or after January 25, 2023, competing applications submitted for activities subject to the DMS Policy will be required to submit a DMS Plan at the time of application for NIH grants or cooperative agreements. Please review the guide notice for additional information regarding the implementation, DMS Plan and budget, and Plan revisions. 

A presentation on the NIH Data Management and Sharing policy will be presented at the next QRAM.

Nancy Lewis
Executive Director, Sponsored Projects Administration
Office of Research
University of California, Irvine
160 Aldrich Hall
Irvine, CA 92697-7600
Ph-(949) 824-2897
E-mail: nrlewis@uci.edu