NIH ALERT: USE OF THE UPDATED SF424 FORMS-C PACKAGE WILL BE REQUIRED FOR DUE DATES ON OR AFTER SEPTEMBER 25, 2013
Mark your calendars. Applicants will be required to use the updated SF424 FORMS-C package for NIH electronic applications due on or after September 25, 2013. See NOT-OD-13-074 for details.
The requirement includes:
Indirect Cost Exception Approval Verification
A new feature has been implemented in REMS that should greatly speed up the review and approval of Indirect Costs (IDC) exception requests.
Effective May 9, 2013, rather than finding exception approvals in the second or third attachment of a REMS IDC exception record, you will now be able to generate the “approval verification” on demand after you have been notified that an exception has been approved.
Here are steps to get an “Approval Verification” once an IDC exception has been approved:
Due to a recent system enhancement, the peer review meeting date on the Status Information screen in eRA Commons is now displayed as soon as the date is available in the system. This enhancement was implemented April 23, 2013.