The NIH Guide Notices below provide important information for faculty, researchers and administrators. Please disseminate this information as appropriate. Questions regarding these notices should be directed to a Contract and Grant Officer in Sponsored Projects.
Revised NIH Grants Policy Statement (Rev. November 2016) for FY 2017
(NOT-OD-17-021) National Institutes of Health
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announces the publication of the revised NIH Grants Policy Statement (NIHGPS, rev. November 2016). This revision is applicable to all NIH grants and cooperative agreements with budget periods beginning on or after October 1, 2016. This revision supersedes, in its entirety, the NIH Grants Policy Statement (October/November 2015) as a standard term and condition of award. Previous versions of the NIHGPS remain applicable as a standard term and condition for all NIH grants and cooperative agreements with budget periods that began prior to October 1, 2016. While this revision does not introduce any new material for the first time, it incorporates new and modified requirements, clarifies certain policies, and implements changes in statutes, regulations, and policies that have been implemented through appropriate legal and/or policy processes since the previous version of the NIHGPS dated October/November 2015.
A document is available that summarizes the significant changes that are implemented with the November 2016 NIHGPS: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/nihgps/Significant_Changes_NIHGPS_Oct2016.pdf.
NIH Implementation of Final Research Performance Progress Reports (Final RPPR)
(NOT-OD-17-022) National Institutes of Health
The National Institutes of Health intends to replace the Final Progress Report (FPR) with the Final Research Performance Progress Report (Final RPPR) through a new eRA Commons module effective January 2017. The Final Research Performance Progress Report (F-RPPR) will replace the Final Progress Report (FPR) for closeout effective January 1, 2017. If a final progress report due and the Principal Investigator wants to us the FPR (old) format, the report must be submitted before January 1, 2017. NIH will no longer accept the FPR format on or after January 1, 2017. Please review the guide notice for additional information regarding the F-RPPR format.
Optional Electronic Submission Method to Request to Submit An Unsolicited Application That Will Exceed $500,000 In Direct Costs
(NOT-OD-17-005) National Institutes of Health
NIH has a longstanding policy that states any applicant requesting $500,000 or more in direct costs (excluding consortium F&A costs) in any one budget period within a competitive segment is required to contact the NIH Institute or Center (IC) Program Official (PO), in writing or by telephone, as early as possible during development of the application but no later than 6 weeks before submission for prior approval. This notice informs NIH applicants that requests to submit an unsolicited application that will exceed $500,000 in direct costs will now have an option to submit this request electronically through eRA Commons, under a new Prior Approval Module. The Prior Approval Module can be found on the main navigation bar in eRA Commons. In addition to supporting the request to submit an application that will exceed $500,000 in direct costs it also supports the request for withdrawal of an application (see Guide Notice NOT-OD-16-143). Submitting these requests to NIH electronically is optional at this time.
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