The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently released several announcements concerning policy changes impacting studies involving human subjects, in particular those studies meeting the NIH definition of a clinical trial. Some of these changes have been announced previously. The information we’re receiving on these policies is evolving and dynamic.
This is copied from NIH notice NOT-OD-17-120:
New NIH "FORMS-E" Grant Application Instructions Available for Due Dates On or After January 25, 2018
The following NIH announcement was released yesterday. Please review in its entirety:
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will be hosting a webinar on the Loan Repayment Program (LRP). This is a technical assistance webinar for applicants to become familiar with the application submission process. You must register for this webinar in order to participate. Please do pass this information to anyone interesting in learning more about the LRP.
Updates to Active Funding Opportunity Announcements to Prepare for Policy Changes Impacting Due Dates On or After January 25, 2018
NIH just released the following announcement: NOT-OD-17-114
Updated Appendix Policy Eliminates Clinical Trial-Related Materials for NIH/AHRQ/NIOSH Applications Submitted to Due Dates on or After January 25, 2018.
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.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) released five separate program announcements for the 2018 application cycle of the NIH Loan Repayment Program (LRP). The LRP may repay up to $35,000 of qualified student loan debt per year to outstanding health professionals who commit at least two years to conduct biomedical, behavioral, social, or clinical research, and who agree to engage in such research for an average of at least 20 hours per week based on a 40-hour work week. This includes most undergraduate, graduate, and medical school loans.
NIH just released an announcement that for federal fiscal year FY 2017 (October 1, 2016 - September 30, 2017), awards for predoctoral trainees and fellows will be adjusted for the new stipend level of $23,844, up from $23,376 from FY16. Training Related Expenses and Institutional Allowances for predocs remain unchanged at $4,200. All FY 2017 awards previously issued using FY 2016 stipend levels will be adjusted by NIH with revised NOAs with the new stipend level.
NIH released a reminder announcement today about the importance of accurate and timely progress reports, and financial reports. The notice reminds award recipients of the due dates. Please take a moment to review the link above.