Revised PHS 2590 (DHHS Public Health Service Noncompeting Continuation Progress Report) Now Available-Policy Changes Implemented

Notice Number: NOT-OD-09-139

Update: The following update relating to this announcement has been issued:

Key Dates
Release Date:  August 28, 2009

Issued by
National Institutes of Health (NIH), (http://www.nih.gov)

EFFECTIVE DATE: The newly revised “Continuation Progress Report for a DHHS Public Health Service Grant” (PHS 2590, rev. 06/09) instructions and forms are now available and will be accepted immediately for all progress reports and are required for all annual progress reports due on/after October 1, 2009.

Corresponding changes to the eSNAP Commons Module will be released on October 9, 2009.  For eSNAPs due October 15th, NIH encourages grantees to delay submitting eSNAP reports until after the October 9th enhancements are in production in order to implement use of the revisions for all progress reports submitted for FY 2010 funding.  For eSNAPs due by October 15th, grantees are encouraged to submit them on time; however, an additional grace period to November 1, 2009 is permitted to accommodate these changes.

The newly revised instructions and forms are available at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/forms.htm. The forms available on the website continue to be provided in two formats—MS Word and PDF-fillable using Adobe Acrobat Reader Software. Free Adobe Software may be accessed at http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep.html. Applicants are strongly encouraged to access the instructions and forms via the Internet because they provide valuable links to current policy documents and allow easy navigation of the instructions. For further information, contact GrantsInfo@nih.gov.

Summary of Significant Policy Changes

Please read the instructions carefully.  This revision of the PHS 2590 implements a number of important policy changes, including:

Inquiries

Inquires about preparing a specific progress report should be directed to the program official and/or grants management specialist of the awarding institute or center.

Inquiries on any changes to the forms and instructions may be directed to:

Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration (OPERA)
Office of Extramural Research
National Institutes of Health
Telephone: 301-435-0949
Email: Grantspolicy@od.nih.gov


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