NOT-OD-20-003 announces that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), including NIH, operates under the "Continuing Appropriations Act, 2020 and Health Extenders Act of 2019" (Public Law 116-59) signed by President Trump on September 27, 2019. The Continuing Resolution continues government operations through November 21, 2019 at 99.3209% of the FY 2019 enacted level.
NOT-OD-20-011 serves to update the NIH extension policy on the eligibility window for PIs to apply for a K99-R00 Pathway to Independence Award.
On September 6, 2019 the Office of Budget and Resource Management (BRM) released the final UCSF Composite Benefit Rates (CBR) proposal submitted to the Office of the President. Applicable rates for proposal budgets are determined by Employee Groups. Lists to assist in identifying Employee Groups were finalized on September 25, 2019 and shortly, thereafter, the BRM published a public webpage for the CBR, providing the campus with an overview of the CBR, the rates, and resources.
NOT-OD-19-136 announces the publication of Reducing Administrative Burden for Researchers: Animal Care and Use in Research, a report by NIH, USDA and FDA, resulting from Title II, Section 2034(d) of the 21st Century Cures Act (P.L. 114-255), enacted December 13, 2016.
NOT-OD-19-125 serves to inform the extramural community of a change in the procedure for requesting an extension of early stage investigator (ESI) eligibility.
NIH defines ESI as a Program Director/Principal Investigator (PD/PI) who has completed their terminal research degree or post-graduate clinical training within the past 10 years who has not previously competed successfully as PD/PI for a substantial independent NIH research award.