NIH Proposal Guideline Changes effective May 2016
This is a reminder that Phase II of NIH’s modifications to proposal guidelines will become effective for all applications submitted on or after May 25, 2016. The three modifications implemented in January (increase of rigor and transparency, reduction of vertebrate animals’ paperwork, and the new definition of a child) will also apply to institutional training and fellowship grant applications. In addition for this phase, all applicants submitting a grant application on or after May 25, 2016 need to be aware of the following:
- The New Forms-D application package:
- The PHS Assignment Request Form to communicate requests to the NIH in regard to the assignment and initial peer review of a grant application: NOT-OD-16-008.
- New Font Guidelines for all PDF attachments submitted with the grant application: NOT-OD-16-009.
- Biosketch Clarified Instructions when putting together biosketches: NOT-OD-16-080.
- The Inclusion Enrollment Report, if needed, to be submitted in place of the Planned Enrollment Report or Cumulative Inclusion Enrollment Report.
- A Data Safety and Monitoring Plan to be included with all applications involving clinical trials.
- The modified Research Training Data Table: NOT-OD-16-007.
NIH Progress Report (RPPR) and Renewal Application instruction change
New instructions have also been issued by the NIH regarding the reporting of publications supported by Shared Resources when submitting a RPPR or a Renewal Application. Please take a moment to review these new guidelines if they apply to you. Also, remember that the awardees are responsible to meet the publications public access requirements and failure to do so may cause NIH to withhold a grant’s funding: NOT-OD-16-079.
Submissions to HBC Proposal Preparation Services
Because of the ever changing requirements issued by granting agencies, it is strongly encouraged that all final grant proposal materials be submitted to the HBC’s grant office at least 48 hours before the agency submission deadline. This will allow the HBC to maintain a high quality of service by giving HBC’s personnel the time to review the proposal materials and make sure they are compliant with KU and agency regulations. If final files are not submitted to HBC within this time frame, the proposal may not receive a thorough review. Our goal is to present a solid research plan and not have any administrative errors that may cause the proposal to be rejected. If you have any questions please contact Linda Carlyle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a great summer!
The HBC News Bulletin next edition will not be published until late July. Therefore, the HBC staff would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a great summer time!