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This standard operating procedure (SOP) includes the following sections: Purpose, Procedure, Contacts, and Links.
To request Council approval for potential future initiatives—request for applications (RFA), program announcements (PA), or solicitations—through which NIAID sets aside money to stimulate research in high-priority areas.
Every initiative must go through concept clearance. NIAID publishes Concepts: Potential Opportunities cleared at recent Council meetings on the Research Funding website. Not every concept cleared by Council becomes a published initiative.
Read the Phasing of Initiatives SOP for more information.
RIC is chaired by the principal deputy director of NIAID.
Members include the deputy directors for Science and Management Operations and the Division of Clinical Research (DCR) and directors of the Office of Strategic Planning, Initiative Development, and Analysis, DAIDS, DAIT, DMID, DCR, DEA, Division of Intramural Research, and the Vaccine Research Center.
Ex officio members include representatives from the Budget and Financial Management Branch, Mission Planning and Integration Branch, Strategic Planning and Evaluation Branch, Office of Initiative Development (OID), Referral and Program Analysis Branch, and others as assigned by division directors.
RIC performs the following functions:
Bypassing RIC approval. RIC approval is required for any initiative that uses expiring base funds. An initiative can bypass RIC approval if it meets one of the following conditions:
Contact for NIAID Staff
Contact for NIAID Staff—DAIDS
Contact for NIAID Staff—DAIT
Contact for NIAID Staff—DMID
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Advisory Council portal
Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) Development SOP
Choose Approach and Find FOAs in the Strategy for NIH Funding
NIAID Initiative Publication Approval Chart
NIH Guide Publishing System, including FOA and Notice Templates
Planning Research Opportunities
Program Announcements (PA) SOP
Requests for Applications (RFA) SOP
Research Initiative Committee SOP
Research Initiative Management System (RIMS)
Selection of Appropriate Funding Mechanisms SOP
Last Updated October 01, 2015
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