See the Glossary for more terms.
Some links will work for NIAID staff only.
This standard operating procedure (SOP) includes the following sections: Purpose, Procedure, Contacts, and Links.
To ensure that applicants send information NIAID needs to issue grant awards.
Just-in-time refers to information that NIH requests after an application has been peer reviewed and is within a range of possible funding.
Receiving a just-in-time request does not guarantee or indicate in any way whether an applicant will get an award.
Information required after review includes other support, certification of IRB approval, certification of institutional animal care and use committee (IACUC) approval, and a letter to document training in the protection of human subjects.
Though required just-in-time, you may include IRB or IACUC review and training documentation with an application. Send them together, not separately.
A different rule applies for other support information. If you send it before we request it, NIH may delay processing your application or return it without initial peer review.
If a human or animal assurance number changes after initial submission, the new number and approval date will be required just-in-time. Also, if you are using human embryonic stem cells (hESC) and did not identify an hESC line from the NIH Human Embryonic Stem Cell Registry in your application, you must do so just-in-time.
NIH sends an automated email request for just-in-time information within 15 days after releasing the score for all applications with overall impact/priority scores of 40 or less. See the Sample Just-in-Time Email From NIH.
In addition to the NIH notification, grants management specialists request just-in-time information directly for applications that are likely to be funded.
Get more information and advice at Prepare Your Just-In-Time Information in the Strategy for NIH Funding.
For more information, GMP staff can see GMP's Just-In-Time Requests SOP.
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Last Updated January 29, 2015
Last Reviewed January 29, 2015