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This SOP has internal roles only.
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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 three types of Institute-specific training for program officers and CORs and encourages all interested extramural staff to participate.
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): for the NIH Extramural Staff narrated PowerPoint presentation in your second week at NIH (approximately 4 hours).
Complete the NIH Core Curriculum in your second month of service; for details on taking this five-part series, consult Suggested Training Timeline for New Health Scientist Administrators.
Use the LMS/HHS Learning Portal to register for FEA and core curriculum training.
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NIH Program Officials Training
NIH Scientific Review Officer Training
Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) SOP
Federal Acquisition Certification for Contracting Officer’s Representatives (FAC-COR) Handbook
Last Updated June 06, 2013
Last Reviewed June 06, 2013