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NIH Updates (Effective Jan 25, 2019) to Grant Applications:

NIH & AHRQ Announce Upcoming Updates to Application Instructions and Review Criteria for Research Grant Applications

The purpose of this Notice is to inform the biomedical and health services research communities of planned updates to application instructions and review criteria language for research grant applications submitted for due dates on or after January 25, 2019, and for research and development contract proposals submitted in response to solicitations posted on or after January 25, 2019.

The planned updates include changes to the following areas:

  • The rigor of the prior research, formerly Scientific Premise (Note: Please refer to NOT-OD-16-011 for a list of activity codes excluded from the Enhancing Reproducibility policy)
  • Inclusion reporting
  • Protections for human subjects

NIH Updates (Effective Jan 25, 2018) to Grant Applications:

New Clinical Trials Definition and Guidelines

Does your research met the new definition-use this NIH decision tool

NIH Case Studies-examples of what does and does not met the new definition of clinical trials

Application Guidance

NIH helpful Clinical Trial form definitions while preparing your application

NIH Guidelines (SF424) Forms G-start on pg G-239 for specific instructions on the clinical trial form

NIH Updates (Effective Jan 2016/May 2016) to Grant Applications:

Rigor and Reproducibility updates at NIH 2018

Rigor and Reproducibility in the Research Strategy Section

Biosketch needs publication links to .gov site (My Bibliography) (see bottom of the linked page for more info)

OSU/OSP excellent summary of changes


SciENcv is a feature in My NCBI that helps you create online professional profiles that can be made public to share with others.


My Bibliography is a reference tool that helps you save your citations directly from PubMed or, if not found there, to manually enter citations using My Bibliography templates. My Bibliography provides a centralized place where citations are easily accessed, exported as a file, and made public to share with others.


ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized

NIH Teaming up with ORCID

NIH announced an expanded integration with ORCID. eRA Commons is establishing a real-time link with ORCID, which allows users to associate ORCID with their eRA account. NIH encourages investigators who have not done so already to go ahead and create an ORCID profile.

NIH Mandatory Public Access Policy

Publications arising from seed grant support are required to follow NIH policy on public access.  The author is required by NIH policy to acknowledge the P2C parent grant in a manner such as:

Support for this project was provided by the Ohio State University Institute for Population Research through a grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development of the National Institutes of Health, P2CHD058484.  

The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development  or the National Institutes of Health. 

and to submit the publication to PubMed Central within 12 months of publication via NIH Manuscript Submission site.

Additional resources available at  OSU CCTS  and  OSU College of Medicine Office of Research.  Both sites include  "How To" videos for Pub Med Central and My NCBI.


The NIH Public Access Policy ensures that the public has access to the published results of NIH funded research. It requires scientists to submit final peer-reviewed journal manuscripts that arise from NIH funds to the digital archive PubMed Central upon acceptance for publication.  To help advance science and improve human health, the Policy requires that these papers are accessible to the public on PubMed Central no later than 12 months after publication.

Check Your Journal for Automatic Submission

Some journals will submit your article once it is published to PubMed Central automatically, some will not.  Check the NIH website to see whether the journal you are publishing with automatically submits.

Submission Methods
There are four methods to ensure that an applicable paper is submitted to PubMed Central (PMC) in compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy. Authors may use whichever method is most appropriate for them and consistent with their publishing agreement. Click on the method in the table for details. Use the box on the left to help determine which submission method to use for your journal.

Include PMCID in Citations
Anyone submitting an application, proposal or report to the NIH must include the PMC reference number (PMCID) when citing applicable papers that they author or that arise from their NIH-funded research.

NIH Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions about the NIH Public Access Policy

Last Updated: March 24, 2014

(All information above compiled from indicated sources and links)