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Sponsor-specific tools and resources for working with the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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R01 Checklist

The Research Project Grant (R01) is the original and historically oldest grant mechanism used by NIH. The R01 provides support for health-related research and development based on the mission of the NIH. ORSP has created an R01 Checklist to support you in your submissions.

NIH Individual Development Plans (IDPs)

U-M Genomic Data Sharing Policy for NIH 

(March/April 2015)According to NIH's new genomic data sharing policy, proposals submitted on or after January 25, 2015, in which the research generates large-scale human or non-human genomic data, you must ensure your data will be publicly available via a federal database or approved alternative. Read U-M's step-by-step instructions for Genomic Data Sharing on our website to help you.  

Grants Policy Statement Released

(March 31, 2015) Grants Policy Statement effective for budget periods starting on or after 12/26/14. See Announcement and summary of Significant Changes

NIH Non-Compliance can have serious consequences

(April 15, 2015) Consistent with the trend that budgets are tight and more competitive than ever, NIH reminded research grantees that noncompliant applications can lead to denial, for reasons such as:

NIH Reminder: Biosketch Requirements  

(March 2015) Remember, the modified biosketch format is required for applications submitted to NIH for due dates on or after May 25, 2015. Read more.

References and Resources

  • NIH R01 Proposal Checklist

    Provided a finalized proposal is received within ORSP’s internal deadline, ORSP will check the following items on a standard unsolicited proposal under the National Institutes of Health’s parent R01 announcement when prepared as a application in the eRPM system.



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