Please see the following NIH Notices:
- OMB Approval for Form Changes Underway - Continue to Use Current Forms Until Further Notice (NOT-OD-15-146)
Until further notice, applicants and grantees must continue to use the current agency-specific forms listed in this Notice despite the expiration date of August 31, 2015. NIH is authorized to continue to use the current forms while working with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to obtain approval for form updates. Once OMB approval is in place, NIH will provide information on data collection changes and implementation plans.
- eRA Commons Help Desk Rebranded as eRA Service Desk (NOT-OD-15-147)
The eRA Commons Help Desk has been rebranded as the eRA Service Desk to reflect the team’s expansion to support ASSIST and other eRA services in addition to eRA Commons.
- Guidance on Changes That Involve Human Subjects in Active Awards and That Will Require Prior NIH Approval: Updated Notice (NOT-OD-15-128)
Provides detailed guidance on the types of changes in human subjects research awards that will require prior NIH approval and provides information on the process for submission of such requests.
- Prior NIH Approval of Human Subjects Research in Active Awards Initially Submitted without Definitive Plans for Human Subjects Involvement (Delayed Onset Awards): Updated Notice (NOT-OD-15-129)
Clarifies NIH requirements related to prior NIH approval of human subjects research plans for awards which were submitted with the intent to conduct human subjects research during the period of support, but for which definitive plans could not be described in the grant application.
Should you have questions about the applicability of these policies to current or anticipated projects, please contact your OSPA pre-award or post-award staff.