NIH Updates


Clarification of NIH Policy Regarding a Change in PI Status

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued a reminder that prior approval is required anytime there is a change in status of a Principal Investigator (PI) or other senior/key personnel where that change will impact his/her ability to carry out the approved research at the location of, and on behalf of, the recipient institution. Any questions about the need for prior approval should be directed to the Grants Management Officer named in the Notice of Award.

For the full announcement, see NOT-OD-18-172.


New System to Manage Human Subjects, Clinical Trials Information 

NIH is launching a new electronic system to manage human subjects and clinical trials information. This Human Subjects System (HSS) will replace the existing Inclusion Management System (IMS) and will be used by NIH staff, grant applicants, and recipients as of June 9, 2018. To learn more, see:

For questions about registration contact Chantelle Shalley at


Reminder: Reach Out to NIH Staff for Help

The best people to talk with about the scientific or administrative information in a particular application or award are in the NIH institute or center that may fund the grant. NIH’s resource on Contacting Staff at the NIH institutes and Centers outlines the roles of NIH program officials, scientific review officers, and grants management officials, when to contact them, and where to find their contact information.

Note: The video above describes some enhancements that are not yet in place. Also, the interface will be different for proposals submitted on/before Jan 25, 2018.