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To obtain an exception to grant regulations, policies, or procedures when highly beneficial to either NIH or a project's scientific goals or fiscal stewardship.
For some prior approval requests, grantees ask their grants management specialists for 1) deviations to NIH regulations, policies, or procedures (from here on referred to as "policy") or 2) waivers to NIAID policy.
Deviation and waiver requests must come from grantee institutions. After receiving requests, grants management specialists contact program officers for justification.
Grantees with questions should contact the grants management specialist or program officer listed in the eRA Commons. For more information, see Contact Staff for Help.
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NIH Grants Administration Manual, Chapter 4.1.03.203 - Applicability
Single-Case Deviation from PHS/NIH Policy, OER Policy Announcement 1997-02
Prior Approvals for Post-Award Grant Actions SOP
Last Updated August 07, 2012
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