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Pre-Award Updates and News

NSF issues new NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), (NSF 14-1). This new version of the PAPPG will be effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after February 24, 2014.

November 18, 2013

New NIH Guidelines for Research Students to have eRA Commons ID:

NIH issued a new Grants Policy Statement that graduate and undergraduate students who participate in NIH-funded projects for at least one person month or more must have an eRA Commons ID. As cautioned in the NIH Guide Notice (NOT-OD-13-097), beginning on October 18, 2013, a warning will be generated when a Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) is submitted that lists individuals in a graduate or undergraduate student role who have not established an eRA Commons ID. Beginning in October 2014, RPPRs lacking the eRA Commons ID for graduate and undergraduate students will receive an error message, and the RPPR will not be accepted by the NIH.

NIH issued a notice on July 23, 2013, encourages institutions to assist graduate students and postdoctoral researchers to achieve their career goals through the use of Individual Development Plans (IDPs) and report on this in all progress reports submitted on/after October 1, 2014, using the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR). The new Grant Policy Statement embeds this “expectation” as a reportable element in the RPPR.

August 2, 2013

NIH issues latest SF424 proposal guidelines.

July 25, 2013

New: NIH - Announced that the compliance measures outlined in the November guide notice will be implemented for all awards with anticipated start dates on or after July 1, 2013 (see NIH Guide Notice NOT-13-042).

February 14, 2013

New: NIH Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR). May 16 2014 release: NIH Requires Use of RPPR for All SNAP and Fellowship Progress Reports, and Expands RPPR Functionality

February 6, 2013

New: NIH Publications July 1 2013 Changes to Public Access Policy Reporting Requirements and Related NIH Efforts to Enhance Compliance

November 16, 2012