Funding News Edition: July 07, 2021 See more articles in this edition
An interim research product is a complete, public research product that is not yet final. A common form is the preprint, which is a complete and public draft of a scientific document. Another example is a preregistered protocol, where a scientist publicly declares key elements of their research protocol in advance.
Interim research products are effective ways for NIH-funded scientists to speed dissemination, establish priority, obtain feedback, and reduce bias. They may also be cited in applications for NIH funding. Note, however, NIH does not accept interim research products as post-submission materials.