OSP FYI #11-190

National Institutes of Health (NIH)/Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/Food and Drug Administration (FDA)/National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

FYI: NIH, AHRQ, CDC, FDA and NIOSH to Release Updated Electronic Application Forms – ADOBE-FORMS-B2

The NIH has released a notice providing information regarding the use of ADOBE-FORMS-B2 packages with new funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) posted on and after July 22, 2011. Applicants may use either the current parent FOAs with ADOBE-FORMS-B1 or the new parent FOAs with ADOBE-FORMS-B2 packages for deadlines on/before January 7, 2012, but NIH strongly encourages applicants to use ADOBE-FORMS-B2 whenever possible.

Due to the important nature of this guidance, please find the original notice attached to this FYI as a PDF, or consult NOT-OD-11-096 (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-11-096.html) for the additional information, and to access the reissued R01, R03, and R21 parent announcements with the new forms. The incorporation of these forms does not result in any major changes to the SF 424 (R&R) Application Guide for NIH and other PHS agencies.

For general inquiries concerning this policy, please contact the OSP Assistant Director assigned to your school or department at X3-4365.