We are pleased to announce that ASSIST is now an option for the submission of R01, U01s and all Career Development (All Ks except KM1 and K12) grant applications to the NIH (NOT-OD-15-098).
Since January 2015, NIH has been receiving a steady stream of R03 and R21 applications using ASSIST and the feedback has been positive. ASSIST offers several advantages, including the ability to see errors and warnings before submission and print the application in the NIH format before submission.
Throughout 2015, we’ll be opening up ASSIST as a submission option for most competing single-project applications (NOT-OD-15-044). The use of ASSIST is not required. It is provided to you as another option for the submission of your application. We highly recommend you give it a try and take advantage of the many features it offers. Downloadable forms and institutional system-to-system solutions remain viable options for submission, as well.
The Training activity codes (Ts and Ds), along with other research and related activities, are scheduled to be available using ASSIST in July 2015 (see Target Timeline for Single-Project ASSIST Support).