April 15, 2007

COGR Letter Addresses Electronic Submission Problems

The Council on Governmental Relations sent a letter to the National Institutes of Health Director in March about problems that exist with electronic proposal submission. As of February 5, NIH required electronic submission of all R01 grant applications. The letters states that while the transistion from paper was “relatively successful,” a number of problems still need to be addressed, such as confusing error messages, complicated instructions, and unclear advice on identifying multiple principal investigators. The letter is available on the COGR web site: