September 25, 2012

Revised NIH Grants Policy Statement Published, Effective October 1, 2012

The National Institutes of Health has announced publication of the revised NIH Grants Policy Statement (NIHGPS, rev.10/1/2012), applicable to all NIH grants and cooperative agreements with budget periods beginning on or after October 1, 2012.

The revision does not introduce any new material, but “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.” NIH has provided a Word document that summarizes the significant changes implemented with the revision.

September 20, 2012

NIH Announces Revised Forms and Instructions

The National Institutes of Health has announced the “the availability of newly revised forms and instructions used to submit interim and final progress reports, and other post-award documents associated the monitoring, oversight, and closeout of an award. Related revised Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) forms are also now available.”

The September 20 NIH Guide notice, Revised Pre- and Post-Award Forms and Instructions Available (NOT-OD-12-152), includes a table summarizing the changes.

NIH has posted the newly revised forms and instructions on the NIH Forms & Applications page with a date of 08/2012.