April 04, 2008

NIH Creates New Central Processing Center for Closeout

The National Institutes of Health has announced a new business process and the creation of a centralized processing center for receiving closeout documents submitted for all NIH grants and cooperative agreements.

This centralized office receives and processes reports submitted by regular U.S. mail, courier, and overnight services, as well as by e-mail and fax. The office also processes information submitted electronically through the Closeout feature in the eRA Commons.

Effective immediately, all non-financial NIH closeout documents (such as the final progress report and HHS 568 Final Invention Statement and Certification) not submitted through the eRA Commons will be required to be submitted to the following address:

NIH Centralized Processing Center
6705 Rockledge Drive
RM 2207, MSC 7987
Bethesda, MD 20892 (for regular or U.S. Postal Service Express mail)
Bethesda, MD 20817 (for other courier/express deliveries only)
E-mail: DeasCentralized@od.nih.gov
Fax: (301) 480-2304

This does not include submission of the SF269 Financial Status Report which will continue to require electronic, online submission through the eRA Commons.