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NIAID Request for Assignment Changes From CSR

This SOP has internal roles only.

Standard Operating Procedure Table of Contents

Purpose

To request that the NIH Center for Scientific Review (CSR) change a grant application's primary institute assignment grant number, activity code, integrated review group or study section, or Council date or withdraw an application.

Procedure

Change of Institute Assignment

Program Staff

Request a change in primary assignment for a grant application in either of the following cases:

Before Peer Review

  • Review new assignments in your portfolio immediately. If you have an application that doesn't fit NIAID’s mission but suits another IC's better, discuss assignment changes with your counterparts at the other institute. If another IC agrees to accept primary assignment, fill out a 901 form including the name of staff contacted in both ICs under “Staff Consulted” and send to your division coordinators who will initiate an ACR thru IMPAC ACR module. See the Request for Assignment Changes: Instructions for more information.
  • If an application doesn’t fit NIAID mission and you can’t find another IC home for the application, decline the assignment by filling out a DRR Attention Needed (DR RAN) form within 30 days of the assignment’s appearance in IMPAC.  CSR would not accept our request if it passed 30 days of IC assignment. Send the DR RAN form to your division coordinator, who will forward it to the NIAID ReceiptReferral at Lock icon: This link will not work for public visitors.Contact for NIAID Staff. Do not send the form directly to CSR.
  • In deciding whether to accept an assignment change from another institute, discuss the consequences with your branch chief. If your division decides to accept an application, notify your division coordinator, who will then let the NIAID Referral Liaison at Lock icon: This link will not work for public visitors.Contact for NIAID ReceiptReferral know. If we agree to accept, the other institute will usually initiate an ACR.

After Peer Review

  • If NIAID wants to accept primary assignment from another IC after peer review, do not make this request until after the summary statement is in IMPAC.
  • Get approval from NIAID budget office and complete a 901 form and routes it with branch chief concurrence to Division coordinators.
  • Division coordinators forward a budget approval email to NIAID ReceiptReferral and initiate an ACR.
  • Ask to be the primary institute only if your division has the money to fund the application and you are interested in it.
  • After peer review, funding comes from your division's discretionary funds.
  • Ask your management if the grant can go on its end-of-year request list.
  • Keep in mind that your division will budget for few of these applications

Withdrawal After Application Submission

Program Staff

Change of grant number, activity code, integrated review group or study section, or Council date

Program Staff or Scientifc Review Officer

  • Fill out a 901 form and send to Division Coordinators who will initiate an ACR thru IMPAC ACR module.
  • NIAID ReceiptReferral approves and submits the ACR

Contacts

If the application will be reviewed at NIAID, contact the NIAID Scientific Review Program or the appropriate program officer. For more information, read Communicating With NIAID—How to Get Help.

Lock icon: This link will not work for public visitors.Contact for NIAID ReceiptReferral

Program Division Coordinators

Lock icon: This link will not work for public visitors.Contact for NIAID Staff—DAIDS

Lock icon: This link will not work for public visitors.Contact for NIAID Staff—DAIT

Lock icon: This link will not work for public visitors.Contact for NIAID Staff—DMID GrantOps

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Links

Selection of Appropriate Funding Mechanisms SOP

Program Assignment in NIAID SOP

Request for Primary IC Assignment SOP

Last Updated July 17, 2014

Last Reviewed March 28, 2014