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Foreign Organization System (FOS) Review is NIAID’s Division of Extramural Activities' risk mitigation program for NIAID grants and contracts that include foreign entities. The program reviews the administrative and financial systems used to manage and oversee NIAID-sponsored research grants and contracts. FOS Review is part of the Institute's efforts to do the following:
The NIAID Contractor for International Activities (NIAID Contractor) conducts FOS Review and will visit the foreign sites of foreign grantees, foreign subcomponents of U.S. grantees, and occasionally foreign contractors to review the administrative and financial systems. The review is guided by NIAID’s FOS Review Assessment Tool which covers basic grants management and administrative functions based on the NIH Grants Policy Statement requirements and HHS regulations.
What to Expect During a FOS Review
Before the site visit
During the site visit:
A team that includes NIAID Contractor team lead, Contractor's assistant, and NIAID's grants representative will visit the foreign site to conduct the review. The team will review and discuss with the grantee's team the FOS Review Assessment Tool and other related documents. See the sample agenda for the site visit.
After the Site Visit:
FOS Review Assessment Tool (Choose your language and format.)
Grantees with questions or concerns about the FOS Review should contact NIAID’s international program specialist at RTSP@niaid.nih.gov.
Grantees or contractors with questions about compliance issues should contact the grants/contract management specialist designated on their Notice of Award or contract. For more information, see the GMP Management staff list.
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Last Updated April 22, 2016
Last Reviewed April 22, 2016