July 20, 2017

Reminder: Use of ASSIST for NIH Applications Required Now

Earlier this year, the Sponsored Projects Office and Campus Shared Services Research Administration agreed that all National Institutes of Health applications due after July 1, 2017 would be submitted using the NIH Application Submission System and Interface for Submission Tracking (ASSIST) instead of the Grants.gov system.

ASSIST allows for the identification of errors that could undermine the success of the application before submission to SPO.

This is a reminder that all NIH applications developed by Berkeley principal investigators now must be processed via ASSIST not Grants.gov.

Note: NIH proposals already in process as a Grants.gov application do not need to be modified.  However, after August 1, 2017, SPO will not accept any NIH application that was not processed using ASSIST.