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This standard operating procedure (SOP) includes the following sections: Purpose, Procedure, Contacts, and Links.
To assist intramural scientists in initiating collaborations with scientists at extramural academic institutions, nonprofits, and industry.
NIH strongly encourages collaborations between intramural and extramural investigators. However, staff participation in extramural grants and contracts have potential implications for conflicts of interest, ethics, technology transfer, intellectual property, publication, and the exchange of research materials.
Scroll to the bottom of this document for links to policies and regulations that govern the conduct and funding of intramural-extramural collaborations.
Procedures are provided for the following staff roles:
If you want to collaborate with an extramural investigator, do the following:
Intramural Division Contacts
The intramural division contacts guide intramural investigators through the collaboration documentation, review, and approval process.
As an extramural program officer you may be engaged in an issue where an intramural scientist wants to collaborate with an extramural grantee.
Should this occur in your discussions with scientists either in intramural or extramural, keep in mind the following:
Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Office
TTIPO receives all inquiries concerning collaborations from the intramural division contact or directly from the scientists involved.
OE becomes involved when there is a question of financial conflict of interest or other ethics issues.
Grants Management Program
Grants management staff consult NIH Policy 54815—Implementation of Cooperative Agreements for the following:
If the Program Officer Checklist indicates that an intramural staff person is substantially involved in the research:
If intramural scientists are involved as collaborators in extramural research, add a special term to the Notice of Award that restricts the transfer directly or indirectly (such as salary, travel, equipment) of extramural funds to the intramural lab.
Office of Acquisitions
The Office of Acquisitions provides intramural investigators, extramural program officers, and extramural scientists guidance on any resources, funding, or personnel matters relating to a contract.
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NIAID Extramural Program Staff Seeking Grants and Resources From Nonfederal Sources SOP
Collaborations of NIH Scientists with Extramural Scientists
Participation in Grants/Collaboration
NIAID Outside Activities Require Approval
Service by Intramural Scientists on a Scientific or External Advisory Board for a DHHS-funded Project
Official Duty Activities Involving Outside Organizations (See "Conflicts Assessment Sheet and Case Studies: Extramural Official Duties and Conflicts of Interest.")
Grants and Other Conditional Gifts for Research
NIAID Gift Fund
NIH Intramural Research Sourcebook
Model Agreements and Definitions
Last Updated March 31, 2015
Last Reviewed March 31, 2015