New NIH Policy for Just-in-Time Submissions

The NIH has issued new business procedures for submitting information using the Just in Time (JIT) feature in eRA Commons.

Applicants are now required to submit JIT information at least sixty (60) days before the applicants’ proposed start date.  Please remember that, if this information is not submitted on time, funding might be delayed, and the Principal Investigator or Signing Official may be contacted by the agency directly and instructed to submit the information promptly.

Beginning April 20, 2012, applications that receive impact scores of 40 or less will receive a standard notice for submitting JIT information. The email will be generated approximately two weeks after the scores are released and will allow the institution to prepare for the JIT process, including obtaining IRB and IACUC approvals if appropriate.

Even though the JIT link is live in eRA Commons for all applications, it is not an indicator to begin the process.  Instead, rely on the JIT notification email and specific request from the NIH staff.

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