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This standard operating procedure (SOP) includes the following sections: Purpose, Procedure, Contacts, and Links.
To give NIH institutes and centers (ICs) the opportunity to comment on and participate in NIH request for applications (RFAs) or program announcements (PAs) before they are published.
The NIH Guide Publishing System (NIHGPS) lets ICs comment on NIH RFAs or PAs to see if they wish to cosponsor an initiative or identify overlap issues with another initiative. See Cosponsorship of RFAs and PAs SOP.
When an initiative is posted in the NIHGPS, ICs have a minimum of 14 days to respond. However, if an initiative is classified as a Genes and Environment Initiative (GEI), Genome Wide Association Study (GWAS), Neuroscience BluePrint, Common Fund, Superfund, or OppNet, then ICs only have a minimum of five days to respond.
After that time, NIH may publish an initiative without the participation of any IC. If ICs want to sign on after an initiative is published in the NIH Guide, they must issue a notice of participation and publish it in the NIH Guide.
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Cosponsorship of RFAs and PAs SOP
Last Updated April 14, 2015
Last Reviewed April 14, 2015