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This standard operating procedure (SOP) includes the following sections: Purpose, Procedure, Contacts, and Links.
To provide guidance about peer review of R&D contract project concepts.
Regulations require that NIH institutes and centers obtain peer review of each R&D contract project concept before issuing a solicitation for biomedical and behavioral research (42 CFR 52h.10).
NIH Manual Chapter 6315-1 states that concept review groups shall consider features of the purpose, scope, and objectives which are specific to each R&D project, including:
Note: Research Initiative Management System (RIMS) generates a Concept Clearance Form which includes sections for reviewers to address the criteria above.
Contracting Officer's Representative (COR)
Contracting Officer (CO)
NIAID Director or Designee
Offerors, see the Office of Acquisitions staff listing for the appropriate contract specialist.
Contact for NIAID Staff—for contract questions
Contact for NIAID Staff—for initiative development questions
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Concepts: Potential Opportunities
Concept Development SOP
NIH Manual Chapter 6315-1
Last Updated April 16, 2015
Last Reviewed April 16, 2015