University of Iowa

NIH Notices: New NRSA Stipend Levels, New Human Subjects System

NIH NRSA Stipends and Other Budgetary Levels Effective October 1, 2017


The National Institutes of Health has released new levels of funding – including stipends, tuition/fees, other expense levels, and institutional allowances – available to individuals receiving support through an NRSA institutional research training grant or individual fellowship award. The new levels are effective for NRSAs made on or after October 1, 2017, and are detailed in the full announcement.


Human Subjects System to replace Inclusion Management System on June 9, 2018


NIH has developed a new Human Subjects System (HSS) that, effective June 9, 2018, will replace the Inclusion Management System (IMS) currently used for reporting study participant data.


The HSS is designed to consolidate human subjects and clinical trials information in a single location, capturing the information submitted on the new PHS Human Subjects and Clinical Trials Information form within the Forms-E application package and the information entered into Research Performance Progress Reports. The new system will reflect the current data on sex/gender, race, and ethnicity and will be capable of collecting expanded information, such as participant age.


On June 8, 2018, NIH will migrate current IMS enrollment records to the new HSS and, effective June 9, 2018, will require investigators to submit subsequent records, updates, and related information – i.e., human subject protections, participant/enrollment information, and registration and reporting information – to the HSS. At that point, an HSS link will replace the IMS link on the eRA Commons Status page.


Details of the migration and new system are available through the full announcement.