Per NIH Notice NOT-OD-17-098: “This Notice alerts the scientific research community of plans to eliminate Appendix materials related to clinical trials for applications submitted to the NIH, AHRQ, or NIOSH for due dates on or after January 25, 2018. Clinical trial-related materials will be specified and required in the new PHS Human Subjects and Clinical Trials Information Form and no longer allowed in the Appendix unless specifically stated as required in the funding opportunity announcement (FOA). This Notice clarifies the types of Appendix materials allowable after this date.”
Also note, “Applications submitted for due dates on or after January 25, 2018 will be withdrawn as noncompliant if they are submitted with Appendix materials that are not specified in this Notice or specified in the individual FOA as allowed or required."
See https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-17-098.html for the full announcement and a listing of the only allowable Appendix materials.
This coincides with the required use of FORMS-E, to be released later this fall. You can preview the new form set, including a walk-through video of the new PHS Human Subjects and Clinical Trials Information Form, at https://grants.nih.gov/grants/how-to-apply-application-guide/resources/annotated-form-sets.htm.
We will provide further updates as I receive them prior to the release of the new form set.