April 21, 2014

NIH's '2 strikes' rule is out!

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announce a change in policy on application submissions. For all applications with due dates after April 16, 2014, applicants may submit the same idea as a new (A0) application for the next appropriate due date following an unsuccessful resubmission (A1) application.
The NIH and AHRQ will not assess the similarity of the science in the new (A0) application to any previously reviewed submission when accepting an application for review. Although a new (A0) application does not allow an introduction or responses to the previous reviews, applicants are encouraged to refine and strengthen all application submissions.

More information on the ‘NIH and AHRQ Announce Updated Policy for Application Submission’ (NOT-OD-14-074) update can be found at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-14-074.htmland on the FAQs page: