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OSP Guidance Available for Managing NIH’s New Just-in-Time (JIT) Process

In April 2012, the National Institutes of Health altered its just-in-time (JIT) process requirements. This policy allows the submission of certain proposal elements (e.g. other support for key personnel, proof of compliance protocols) to be deferred until after proposal review, when the application is under consideration for funding. OSP has developed a “Quick Guide” for PIs who must submit JIT information in anticipation of an award.

The JIT process (a) requires electronic submission of JIT information through the eRA Commons at least 60 days prior to the proposed project start date, and (b) changes business practices to request JIT information for all applications receiving an impact score of 40 or better. The scoring structure is explained on the NIH website at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/peer review_process.htm#scoring2. JIT responses must be reviewed by your Research Development Specialist and be submitted to OSP a minimum of three (3) full business days prior to the NIH due date. The “Quick Guide” (PDF) may be found on the OSP website at: http://www.osp.niu.edu/osp/newsletter/dec2012/NIH_JIT_QuickGuide.pdf.