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Advanced Notice of Coming Requirements for Formal Instruction in Rigorous Experimental Design and Transparency

Modified: January 6, 2016

This Notice (NOT-OD-16-034) informs the biomedical and health services research communities of NIH and AHRQ plans to require formal instruction in scientific rigor and transparency to enhance reproducibility for all individuals supported by institutional training grants, institutional career development awards, or individual fellowships. Implementation of these requirements will be as early as FY 2017 but will not be in 2016 as indicated in NOT-OD-16-004. An extension of the anticipated implementation date is to ensure that applicants for NIH or AHRQ institutional training grants, institutional career development awards, and individual fellowships have time to access resources and develop substantive instructional plans to ensure that all supported individuals receive in-depth training in rigorous experimental design and data interpretation. NIH and AHRQ will issue a Notice at a future date to provide an updated timeline for implementing this requirement.

The Training Grant Support Office is initiating discussions on how to approach these requirements. Feedback on this topic can be sent here.

Training Grant Director