Sponsor Updates

Publication of the Revised NIH Grants Policy Statement for Fiscal Year 2023

December 30, 2022
NIH released Notice # NOT-OD-23-045 to announce the publication of the updated NIH Grants Policy Statement (NIHGPS, rev. December 2022). The NIHGPS provides both up-to-date policy guidance that serves as NIH standard terms and conditions of award for all NIH grants and cooperative agreements, and extensive guidance to those who are interested in pursuing NIH grants. The current version of the NIHGPS is available on the ... Read more about Publication of the Revised NIH Grants Policy Statement for Fiscal Year 2023

Update on Simplifying Review Criteria: A Request for Information

December 19, 2022
NIH has issued a request for information (RFI) seeking feedback on revising and simplifying the peer review framework for research project grant applications. The goal of this effort is to facilitate the mission of scientific peer review – identification of the strongest, highest-impact research. The proposed changes will allow peer reviewers to focus on scientific merit by evaluating 1) the scientific impact, research rigor, and feasibility of the proposed research without the distraction of... Read more about Update on Simplifying Review Criteria: A Request for Information

Announcing New Inbox for Inquiries Related to FFRs and Financial Closeout

December 9, 2022
NIH released Notice #NOT-OD-23-035 to announce the creation of a central email inbox for inquiries related to the submission and processing of Federal Financial Reports (FFRs) and financial closeout. Please send FFR and financial closeout inquiries to the Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration (OPERA) FFR Reconciliation and Financial Closeout Support Center at OPERAFFRInquiries@od.nih.gov.

Test Your Knowledge – Interactive Video of Research Misconduct Case Studies

December 5, 2022
What are some red flags that may help you avoid research misconduct? Research Integrity Officers from the HHS Office of Research Integrity (ORI) and NIH answer this question and more during our recent Research Misconduct & Detrimental Research Practices event. In this interactive session, experts break down several case studies and hear from the audience to explain Public Health Service (PHS) regulations on handling allegations and responsibilities of an institution receiving PHS funds. Tune in to the ... Read more about Test Your Knowledge – Interactive Video of Research Misconduct Case Studies

Upcoming Improvements to EBiz Account Management

December 4, 2022
Beginning January 21, 2023, the registration and authentication process for the EBiz POC (Electronic-Business Point of Contact) will change. The enhancement will improve account security with multi-factor authentication, and allow users to choose their username or use an existing applicant account. Managing an organization’s presence on Grants.gov will be more simple with improved user... Read more about Upcoming Improvements to EBiz Account Management