The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently announced a revision to the NIH Grants Policy Statement. The revision replaces the NIH Grants Policy Statement (10/2010) as a standard term and condition of award. This applies only to NIH grants and cooperative agreements with budget periods beginning on or after October 1, 2011.

According to the NIH announcement, the revision does not introduce any new material, but instead incorporates new and modified requirements, clarifies certain policies and implements changes in statutes, regulations and policies that have been applied since the previous Grants Policy Statement. A summary of the changes is available to download on the NIH website.