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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 ensure fair, objective, and uniform peer review of biomedical and behavioral research and development (R&D) contract technical proposals submitted to NIAID.
For this SOP, the term "R&D" includes innovative testing, research, development, demonstration, R&D support, and related efforts. For definitions of those terms, see Section H of NIH Policy Manual 6315-1 Initiation, Review, Evaluation, and Award of Research & Development Contracts.
The NIH Policy Manual 6315-1, which supplements HHSAR Part 315, details the policies, procedures, and staff roles for reviewing technical proposals for NIH biomedical and behavioral R&D contracts.
The policies and procedures make no distinction between intramural and extramural contracts for the requirements for peer review of both project concepts and proposals.
Only the scientific review officer (SRO), contracting officer, and contract specialist may discuss evaluations with peer reviewers.
See the OA staff listing for the appropriate contract specialist and contracting officer.
See the SRP staff listing for the appropriate SRO.
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Last Updated June 15, 2015
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