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NIH issued guidance on the use of a new NIH salary cap, to increase from $187,000 to $189,600. See https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-18-137.html. The effective date of this increase is January 7th, 2018.
Last week, an announcement came out from NIH & AHRQ that stated “beginning in early FY 2020, NIH and AHRQ intend to require the use of the xTRACT system in the eRA Commons to prepare the required data tables for certain types of training grant applications.”
You can read the full announcement here: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-18-133.html
Here is the important part:
The NIH single IRB (sIRB) policy applies to the domestic sites of new and competing renewal applications/proposals with due dates of January 25, 2018 and beyond for NIH-funded multi-site studies where each site will conduct the same protocol involving non-exempt human subjects research, whether supported through grants, cooperative agreements, contracts, or the NIH Intramural Research Program.