February 2009

Informative Image: Text Box: Only a single amendment accepted (NIH Guide NOT-OD-09-003) For original new applications (never submitted) and competing renewal applications submitted on/after January 25, 2009 only one amendment to the original application will be accepted If funding is not received after two submissions, the program should be substantially re-designed rather than altered in response to previous reviews Scoring changes (NIH Guide NOT-OD-09-024, NOT-OD-09-025) Each application submitted on/after January 25, 2009 will receive an individual score on a 9-point rating scale on individual review criteria Each application that is discussed in the review meeting will receive a final impact/priority score on a 9-point rating scale, which will be the average of the overall impact/priority score given by each eligible review committee member For additional information on peer review changes visit: http://enhancing-peer-review.nih.gov

Enhancing Peer Review Update