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Bars to Grant Awards SOP

This standard operating procedure (SOP) includes the following sections: PurposeProcedure ,and Contacts.

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To prevent NIAID from making an award before problems are resolved and required documentation is in place.


Bars to grant awards fall into three categories: human subjects, research animal welfare, and Office of Research Integrity misconduct in science.

For more information and contacts, see the following:


Applicants or grantees with questions should read Contacting Program Officers and Grants Management Specialists

For human subjects bars, staff should contact the NIAID division point of contact:

For research animal bars, Contact for NIAID Staff

For research misconduct bars, Contact for NIAID Staff

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Content last reviewed on May 26, 2015