Office of Research and Project Administration
In addition to the temporary five business day error correction window for electronic applications, please note that there will also be a five business day correction window for paper based applications. This five business day correction window is only for inadvertent use of inappropriate forms or page limits on applications intended for due dates on and between January 25 and May 7, 2010.
Please note that the correction window will begin when NIH staff contacts the PD/PI via email (whether or not the PD/PI acknowledges receipt of the email).
This notice also clarifies that that applicants should use their discretion to place the Preliminary Studies or the Progress Report anywhere within the Research Strategy (and within specified page limits for the grant mechanism). As a reminder, for the Progress Report for Renewal/Revision Applications, the list of publications, patents, and other printed materials should be included in the Progress Report Publication List and not as part of the Progress Report within the Research Strategy.
Please see NOT-OD-10-050 below or at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-10-050.html for further details.
Please contact your ORPA Research Administrator with any questions.
Donna Beyea - x5-8037
Anne Corriveau – x3-2137
Gayle Elledge - x 5-1502
Brenda Kavanaugh - x5-1504
Tammie Martin - x3-3960
Jane Tolbert - x5-4210
Cheryl Williams - x5-1503
Clarification on the Extended Error Correction Window and Format of the Research Strategy Section for Restructured Applications Intended for Due Dates on or After January 25, 2010
Notice Number: NOT-OD-10-050
Error Correction Window
As stated in NOT-OD-10-042, the error correction window (the time allowed after the initial successful submission to Grants.gov by the due date to correct errors/warnings subsequently identified by the eRA system) has been TEMPORARILY extended to five business days for all electronic competing applications intended for due dates on and between January 25 and May 7, 2010.
Format of the Research Strategy
NOT-OD-09-149 stated that “The Approach sub-section will include both Preliminary Studies for New Applications and Progress Report for Renewal/Revision Applications.” However, in the SF 424 (R&R) and PHS 398 application instructions, the section on Preliminary Studies for New Applications and Progress Report for Renewal/Revision Applications is prefaced with the following statement: “As applicable, also include the following information as part of the Research Strategy, keeping within the three sections listed above: Significance, Innovation, and Approach.”