NIH Issues Annual Revision of the Grants Policy Statement

NEWThe National Institutes of Health (NIH) announces the publication of the revised NIH Grants Policy Statement (NIHGPS, rev. December 2019).

This revision is applicable to all NIH grants and cooperative agreements with budget periods beginning on or after October 1, 2019. This revision supersedes, in itsentirety, the NIH Grants Policy Statement (October 2018) as a standard term and condition of award. Previous versions of the NIHGPS remain applicable as a standard term and condition for all NIH grants and cooperative agreements with budget periods that began prior to October 1, 2019. NIH states that while this revision does not introduce any new material for the first time, it is part of an annual process that incorporates new and modified requirements, clarifies certain policies, and implements changes in statutes, regulations, and policies that have been implemented through appropriate legal and/or policy processes since the previous version of the NIHGPS dated October 2018. The Other Support section of the revised GPS includes statements fromNOT OD-19-114 (not included in the Summary of Significant Changes). Also note the revisions to Section 4.1.27 regarding additional notifications to NIH regarding misconduct investigationsPrior versions of the NIHGPS are accessible at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/policy.htm#gps. NIH will continue to publish interim grants policy changes through the issuance of NIH Guide Notices. Each change will be described, including its applicability and effective date; and the necessary language toimplement it as a term or condition of award provided.