See the Glossary for more terms.
This SOP has internal roles only.
Some links will work for NIAID staff only.
This standard operating procedure (SOP) includes the following sections: Purpose, Procedure, Contacts, and Links.
To familiarize NIAID extramural professional staff with their roles and responsibilities, NIAID, NIH, the federal government, and various aspects of their jobs.
Program officers and scientific review officers (SROs) must take NIH Office of Extramural Research (OER) training for health scientist administrators (HSAs), also known as extramural scientist administrators (ESAs). See Program Officers or Other Extramural Staff for overviews and requirements.
Contracting officer's representatives (CORs) must take specialized training, as described in Contracting Officer's Representatives and below.
NIAID offers Institute-specific classroom training for program officers, CORs, and any extramural staff who wish to attend.
Most classes offer ESA credit or continuous learning points (CLPs), as described in class announcements.
Watch your email for announcements and check Classroom Training for upcoming classes and training opportunities.
Find presentations and handouts from previous OKER classes in the Classroom Training Materials Archive.
NIH offers core and ongoing training for staff performing HSA responsibilities, including: doctoral-level staff in program and review, grants management and contracts staff at the GS-13 level and above, and management staff working closely with extramural programs.
View the Fundamentals of NIH Extramural Activities (FEA) narrated PowerPoint presentation in your second week at NIH (approximately 4 hours).
Complete the NIH Core Curriculum during your first year of service; for details on taking this five-part series, consult ESA Training — Core Curriculum.
Use the LMS/HHS Learning Portal* to register for FEA and core curriculum training. *Warning: Once you click on the "LMS" link, you will not be able to "back click" to this page.
Staff Only Contact
Send questions or comments on web-based courses or the NIAID Program Officer and Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) Training site to Staff Only Contact.
Class registration questions, NIAID LMS User Support
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Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) SOP
Federal Acquisition Certification for Contracting Officer’s Representatives (FAC-COR) Handbook
NIH Program Officials Training
NIH Scientific Review Officer Training
Last Updated February 10, 2016
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