New NIH Grants Policy Statement (GPS) Oct 2018

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released its latest version of their Grants Policy Statement (NIHGPS, rev Oct 2018). It is applicable to all NIH grants and cooperative agreements with budget periods beginning October 1st, 2018. It supersedes the previous version (NIHGPS, rev Oct 2017).  You can read the full announcement here:

The HTML and PDF versions of the NIHGPS can be found at

NIH updates the NIHGPS every October to incorporate policy announcements that were released during the last year, and to clarify existing policies. Therefore, this revised NIHGPS does not introduce any new policies for the first time.

A summary of significant changes can be found here:

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to your SPA Project Officer.

Stephanie F. Scott, MS, CRA
October 23, 2018