What's New - 4/4/16 & 5/2/16 (SF424 v3.0 & 3.0.1)

The NIH has introduced new/revised forms and instructions labelled FORMS-D. Applicants must use FORMS-D for due dates on or after May 25, 2016 and must use FORMS-C for due dates on or before May 24, 2016.

Phase 2 Update - May 22, 2016

eRPM update resolved validation issues.
NOTE: the validation for HESC Cell lines on the PHS 398 Cover Page supplement is in place but the value cannot be cleared. Please contact the ITS Service Center to run the activity.

Phase 2 Update - May 9, 2016

eRPM update resolved some validation issues. Validations spreadsheet updated.

Phase 2 Update - May 2, 2016

FORMS-D NIH Validations for the NIH Forms-D package are now available through eRPM and can be applied to proposals in progress and all future proposals. Please note:
  • Some NIH validations on the PHS 398 Cover Page Supplement and PHS 398 Research Training Program Plan forms were not included in this update. This means that applications including these forms may pass validation in eRPM, but may be rejected upon NIH submission.
  • Refer to this spreadsheet for a complete list of the missing/incomplete validations.  These validations will be updated in eRPM as soon as possible.
  • Please make sure to read the sponsor solicitation instructions, the SF424 users guide, and consult this spreadsheet if preparing an application for a deadline in the next few months.
  • As always, we remind you to allow enough time to view your application in eRA Commons before the deadline.
PHS Fellowship Supplemental Form (V3.0)*
  • PHS Fellowship Supplemental Form (V3.0) was released and included in this update, however, NIH has recently announced that they will be introducing a new version (V3.1) in the near future.
  • The version 3.1 form will be available through eRPM in time for the F-series applications August deadlines.  
  • If you need to submit an application that uses the new version 3.1 form prior to the eRPM release, you will need to download and fill out an Adobe Forms Package.  
For questions, please contact your ORSP Project Rep in the Federal area for assistance.


Phase 1 - April 4, 2016

New/Updated NIH FORMS-D will be available for download in eRPM. This update will not include all of the validations necessary to complete the submission, but will allow you to begin entering information and future updates will not require re-entry.

  • Updated form: PHS 398 Career Development Award Supplemental Form
  • Updated form: PHS 398 Cover Page Supplement
  • New (combines the Planned Enrollment Report and Cumulative Enrollment Reports forms into a single form): PHS 398 Inclusion Enrollment Report V1.0
  • Updated form:PHS 398 Research Plan V3.0
  • Updated form: PHS 398 Research Training Program Plan V3.0
  • New, optional form: PHS Assignment Request V1.0
Other Updates

-Implement US Department of Education Budget Information Non-Construction Programs (V1.3)

-The Subaward PD/PI error that required the subward budget lead investigator to have a role of PD/PI, has been fixed.

More Information on FORMS-D

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Phase 2 - May 2, 2016

FORMS-D NIH Validations will be available in eRPM. This update will also include support for one remaining form, PHS Fellowship Supplemental Form V3.0.

Updated Form

  • PHS Fellowship Supplemental Form V3.0.

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