Please take note of the following NIH Notices:
- Update: New Biographical Sketch Format Required for NIH and AHRQ Grant Applications Submitted for Due Dates on or After May 25, 2015 (NOT-OD-15-032)
NIH and AHRQ will require use of the new biosketch format for all applications submitted for due dates on or after May 25, 2015. Between now and that time, applicants will have the choice of using the old or new biosketch format. This Notice supersedes a prior notice specifying that the new format would be required for applications submitted for due dates on or after January 25, 2015.
- Reminder for the Extramural Scientific Community: Implementation of the Genomic Data Sharing Policy Begins January 25, 2015 (NOT-OD-15-027)
The NIH Genomic Data Sharing (GDS) Policy becomes effective with NIH grant applications submitted for the January 25, 2015, due date and thereafter. The policy sets forth expectations that ensure the broad and responsible sharing of genomic research data. The GDS Policy applies to all NIH-funded research that generates large-scale human or non-human genomic data, regardless of the funding level, as well as the use of these data for subsequent research.
- Simplifying the NIH Policy for Late Application Submission (NOT-OD-15-039)
Effective for applications submitted for due dates on or after January 25, 2015, there is a two week window of consideration after the application due date, during which time NIH might consider accepting a late application. This is a significant change from previous policy, which tied different late windows of consideration to different types of applications and provided no late window of consideration for applications submitted to any funding opportunity with special application due dates.
- NIH Modification to Guidance on Marking Changes in Resubmission Applications (NOT-OD-15-030)
NIH has removed the requirement to identify “substantial scientific changes” in the text of a Resubmission application by “bracketing, indenting, or change of typography.” Effective immediately, it is sufficient to outline the changes made to the Resubmission application in the Introduction attachment.