Research Tracks

A publication of the Office of the Vice Provost for Research at Baylor University

May 1, 2014
by Baylor OVPR
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NIH issues clarification to new resubmission policies

NIH LogoLast month, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announced a change to the policy regarding resubmissions of unsuccessful proposals.

In response to questions from the research community, the two groups have issued a clarification to the new rule.  The clarification provides information about due dates for resubmissions, programs to which the policy is applicable, and options for timing of resubmission.

Click here to read the clarification statement, or click here to read the resubmission FAQ document, which contains answers to many common questions about the policy.

April 17, 2014
by Baylor OVPR
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NIH announces change to proposal resubmission policy

NIH_LogoThe National Institutes of Health and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality have announced a change to their policy regarding resubmission of unfunded research grant proposals.

Since 2009, NIH and AHRQ policy has limited unsuccessful proposals to one resubmission.  If a resubmission was also not funded, investigators were required to substantially change the content and scope of their project in order to submit it as a new proposal.

The latest change, announced today on the NIH website, allows unsuccessful resubmissions to be presented as new applications without a redesign of the project’s content and scope. While applicants are encouraged to take advantage of previous reviewers’ comments and suggestions, they will not be required to specifically address them in the proposal.

For more information on this new policy, check out today’s blog post by Dr. Sally Rockey, NIH’s deputy director for extramural research.

August 20, 2013
by Baylor OVPR
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NIH to require eRA Commons IDs for graduate and undergraduate students

A new policy from the National Institutes of Health will require graduate and undergraduate students working on NIH-funded projects to set up eRA Commons IDs.

The new policy will be implemented in three phases over the next 14 months:

  • Currently, graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to establish eRA Commons accounts.
  • On Oct. 18, 2013, the PHS 2590 and Research Performance Progress Reports (RPPR) forms will start prompting for this information. Warnings will also appear in eRA Commons screens to alert students that they need to establish an ID.
  • By October 2014, all RPPRs must have eRA Commons IDs for graduate and undergraduate students or the reports won’t be accepted by NIH.

Baylor investigators working on NIH-funded research projects are encouraged to help their students establish eRA Commons accounts as soon as possible.

Click here to read the full notice from NIH. Contact the Office of Sponsored Programs at 254-710-3817 for more information.