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NIH Grants policy statement (rev 10-18)

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announces the publication of the revised NIH Grants Policy Statement  (NIHGPS, rev. October 2018).  This revision is applicable to all NIH grants and cooperative agreements with budget periods beginning on or after October 1, 2018. This revision supersedes, in its entirety, the NIH Grants Policy Statement (October 2017) 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, 2018.  Prior versions for the NIHGPS can be found here.

NIH APPLICATION GUIDE

Current National Institutes of Health Guide can be found here, and sample NIH Grant applications can be found through here.

NIH Guidelines

A full list of NIH guidelines can be found here.

Decoding NIH eRA statuses

Use this guide when reviewing the status of your NIH proposal. 

Used with permission from the NIH Office of Extramural Research.

Human Subjects Research

Information regarding human subjects research can be found here.

If you are unsure whether your research qualifies as human subjects research, you can use this questionnaire  or this decision tree to find out.

NIH clinical TRIALS DECISION TOOL

Note: Changes have been implemented to clinical trial definitions and reporting requirements. See herefor more information.

Not sure if your study is defined as a "clinical trial?" Access the NIH clinical trial decision tool here.

If you have additional questions, please contact the Office of Research Compliance

NIH NRSA Checklist

NIH NRSA Checklist can be found here.

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

Biosketch Format Pages, Instructions and Samples can be found here.  Biosketch Sample ; Biosketch Blank Template

R01 AND R21 APPLICATIONS AND SUMMARY STATEMENTS

Sample R01 and R21 Applications and Summary Statements can be found here.

MULTIPLE PD/PI LEADERSHIP PLAN

Multiple PD/PI Leadership Plan samples – provided by NIH, can be found here.

Progress Reports

The RPPR is used by grantees to submit progress reports to NIH on their grant awards. This page provides an overview of the annual RPPR, the final RPPR and the interim RPPR and provides resources to help you understand how to submit a progress report. 

Other Support

Here is a sample and a template for requests: Other Support Sample ; RPPR Other Support Sample ; Other Support Template ; RRPR Other Support Template

NIH policy for data management and sharing

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is issuing this final NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing (DMS Policy) to promote the management and sharing of scientific data generated from NIH-funded or conducted research.