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NIH Updates for Subaward/Consortium Written Agreements

December 13, 2023

A reminder that, effective January 1, 2024, NIH’s Policy Guidance for Subaward/Consortium Written Agreements, requires international subrecipients to provide access to copies of all lab notebooks, all data, and all documentation that support the research outcomes as described in the progress report to the primary recipient with a frequency of no less than once per year, in alignment with the timing requirements for Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) submission. 

Principal Investigators on NIH projects with foreign subrecipients must ensure that access to such lab notes, data, etc, is provided in alignment with the timing of RPPR submissions. Cases of subrecipient non-compliance must be reported to

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(Last updated 12/13/2023)