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This standard operating procedure (SOP) includes the following sections: Purpose, Procedure, Contacts, and Links.
To assist intramural scientists in initiating collaborations with scientists at extramural academic institutions, nonprofits, and industry.
Though NIH strongly encourages collaborations between intramural and extramural investigators, staff participation in extramural grants and contracts have potential implications for conflicts of interest, ethics, technology transfer, intellectual property, publication, and the exchange of research materials.
NIH grant or contract funds cannot be used to support any aspect of intramural activities. However, extramural scientists working in intramural labs may bring their own resources even if those supplies and materials were purchased with grant or contract funds.
Procedures are provided for the following staff roles:
Scroll to the bottom of this document for links to policies and regulations that govern the conduct and funding of intramural-extramural collaborations.
As soon as possible, before agreeing to a collaboration with an extramural investigator, do the following:
Intramural Division Contacts
Extramural Program Staff
Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Office
Office of Ethics
Grants Management Specialists
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NIAID Extramural Program Staff Seeking Grants and Resources From Nonfederal Sources SOP
Collaborations of NIH Scientists with Extramural Scientists
Conversion of Grants to Cooperative Agreements SOP
Participation in Grants/Collaboration
Service by Intramural Scientists on a Scientific or External Advisory Board for a DHHS-funded Project
Official Duty Activities Involving Outside Organizations (See "Conflicts Assessment Sheet and Case Studies: Extramural Official Duties and Conflicts of Interest.")
Grants and Other Conditional Gifts for Research
NIAID Gift Fund
NIH Intramural Research Sourcebook
Model Agreements and Definitions
Last Updated October 28, 2014
Last Reviewed August 15, 2014