The NIH announced on February 5, 2015 their guide to NIH-specific implementation of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)’s Uniform Guidelines (UG), in place since December 26, 2014. The NIH Interim Grant General Conditions apply to all new and supplemental funding provided by Notices of Award issued on or after December 26, 2014; they contain no surprises if you’ve been keeping up with the road to implementation! If you need a refresher on how we got here, take a look at some of our older posts, like Super Circular, Super Fun, which highlights some of the new provisions in the UG; and Ch-Ch-Changes, which also has a link to the NIH Administration Timeline.
To comb over the NIH Interim Guidelines yourself, the full document can be accessed here. These will be in effect until an updated NIH Grants Policy Statement is published (which won’t be until after the HHS comment period closes). NIH has provided a frequently asked questions page regarding the interim guidelines, on which you may be able to find an answer to any general questions you may have. If your question is more specific than an FAQ page can handle, give us a try! We’re always happy to help with interpretation and applicability!
Looking for some information on what, exactly, has changed? Check out our handy Uniform Guidance Changes: 2015 page!