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TIP - Answer Correctly on Human Subjects Involvement To Avoid Submission Problems, Poor Scores, and Award Delays on NIH Applications

When you apply for a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), you are asked whether your research involves human subjects and whether your research is exempt from federal regulations. If you answer these questions incorrectly, you risk:

  • Application submission delays
  • Poor scores should reviewers find required information missing or insufficient
  • Award delays from
    • Bars to award
    • NIAID's recoding your award

Click here for advice from the NIH regarding the correct procedures for these forms.