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To enable grantees to collaborate with other organizations on grant-supported research.
Grantees must establish a subaward, or consortium agreement, with any outside organization that performs any of their grant-supported research activities. They must document their agreements in writing and submit all required reports to NIH. Normal grant purchases and fee-for-service arrangements are not considered subawards.
Each subaward must have a formal written agreement for meeting the scientific, administrative, financial, and reporting requirements of a grant. In every agreement, the grantee must have a substantive role in the project.
NIH holds grantees accountable for their subawardees' research, spending, and reporting actions, which must conform to all terms and conditions of a grant award. Subaward organizations cannot form their own subaward agreements with other organizations and may receive funds only from the grantee.
Grantees with questions should contact the grants management specialist or program officer listed in the eRA Commons. For more information, see Communicating With NIAID—How to Get Help.
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