Rigor and Transparency

NIH applications and reports now address rigorous and transparent research in all areas of science supported by a variety of grant programs.

Phase I changes were effective for applications submitted for due dates on or after Jan. 25, 2016.
Phase II changes were effective for applications submitted for due dates on or after May 25, 2016.


The NIH plans to require formal instruction in rigorous experimental design and transparency to enhance reproducibility for institutional training, institutional career development, and individual fellowship applications no sooner than 2017.

Resources

NIH Extramural Nexus posts:

NIH Training Module on Rigor and Transparency

Rigor and Reproduciibility

Rigor and Reproducibility in Grant Applications

NIH FAQs on Reproducibility

NIH NOT-OD-16-011 - Implementing Rigor and Transparency in NIH & AHRQ Research Grant Applications

NIH NOT-OD-16-012 - Implementing Rigor and Transparency in NIH & AHRQ Career Development Award Applications

NIH NOT-OD-16-034 - Advanced Notice of Coming Requirements for Formal Instruction in Rigorous Experimental Design and Transparency to Enhance Reproducibility: NIH and AHRQ Institutional Training Grants, Institutional Career Development Awards, and Individual Fellowships

NIH NOT-OD-16-058 - NIH & AHRQ Grant Application Changes for Due Dates On or After Jan. 25, 2016