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Enhancing Peer Review at NIH

Begin Phased Implementation of Selected Actions

Phases of Process

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Phased implementation of selected actions ran from October 2008 to February 2009.

  • New Policies on New and Early Stage Investigators
    • NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-09-013. For FY 2009, NIH expects to support New Investigators at success rates equivalent to that of established investigators submitting new applications. The majority of New Investigators supported in FY 2009 are expected to be Early Stage Investigators (ESIs). 
    • NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-08-121. New Investigators within ten years of completing their terminal research degree or within ten years of completing their medical residency will be designated Early Stage Investigators (ESIs).
    • NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-09-021. All New Investigators must update their eRA Commons profiles to ensure that they are given appropriate consideration for R01 applications for February, 2009 due dates and beyond.  The degree date information requested in the profile and eventually the date of completion of medical residency will be used to determine ESI eligibility. 
    • NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-09-034. Some new investigators will experience a lapse in their research or research training or they will experience periods of less than full-time effort during the 10 year ESI period.  In order to accommodate such lapses, the NIH will consider requests to extend the ESI period.
    • New and Early Stage Investigators Policies

  • New Policy on Resubmissions
    • NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-09-003. Beginning with original new applications (i.e., never submitted) and competing renewal applications submitted for potential fiscal year 2010 funding (receipt dates on or after January 25, 2009), the NIH will accept only a single amendment to the original application.
    • NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-09-016. Clarification of Resubmission Policy announced in NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-09-003.

For changes that first occurred during the May/June Review Meetings, see Peer Review Process & Changes

 

This page was last reviewed on July 21, 2009
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