NIH Changes Appendix Policy for Clinical Trial Applications

On August 2, 2017, NIH released an updated policy eliminating appendix material related to clinical trials for applications submitted to the NIH, AHRQ or NIOSH for due dates on or after January 25, 2018.  The new policy specifies that all information for the peer review process must be contained within the application itself, in the designated section.   This policy does allow for blank date collection forms, blank surveys or blank questionnaires to be included in the appendix.    Failure to follow the guidelines will result in the application being rejected as noncompliant. To read the full policy, click here.