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Special Issues Requiring Council Review SOP

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This SOP has internal roles only.

This standard operating procedure (SOP) includes the following sections: Purpose, Procedure, Contacts, and Links.


To obtain Council recommendations for applications with funding issues or concerns coming out of initial peer review.


Before funding applications with special issues, NIAID must present them to Council and obtain its recommendations.

Applications include those with scientific review group concerns, e.g., human subject or animal concerns, as well as those requiring special funding actions, e.g., renewal R01 applications requesting more than 20 percent over the direct cost of the last noncompeting award.

Program Staff

Program Staff and Council Members


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Administrative Supplements to Grants and Cooperative Agreements SOP

Animals in Research for Grants SOP

Appeals of Scientific Review of Grant Applications SOP

Foreign and International Grants and Components SOP

Human Subjects Research Requirements SOP and other Human Subjects SOPs

Human Subjects Inclusion Codes

MERIT Awards and Extensions SOP

Lock icon: This link will not work for public visitors.NIAID Planning and Reporting System (NPARS) SOP

Renewal Funding SOP

Last Updated August 18, 2014

Last Reviewed December 15, 2015