The External User Acceptance Test (Ext-UAT) environment for eSubmission processes and ASSIST is scheduled to be offline on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET. This is in preparation for implementing new Human Subject and Clinical Trial (HSCT) forms and validations.
As you are aware, for Funding Opportunity Announcements with due dates on or after January 25, 2018, all applications proposing human subject studies or clinical trials will be required to use the HSCT form. (See Guide Notice NOT-OD-17-062)
We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
Please note that this process will not affect the production environment.