|NIH proposes to revise definition of principal investigator|
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) proposes to amend existing regulations governing grants for research projects by revising the definition of principal investigator to mean one or more individuals designated by the grantee in the grant application and approved by the secretary, who is or are responsible for the scientific and technical direction of the project, rather than limiting the role of principal investigator to one single individual, and the conditions for multiple or concurrent awards permitting the secretary to evaluate, approve and make one or more awards pursuant to one or more applications.
Comments regarding the proposed amendment must be received on or before Friday, Aug. 24, in order to assure that NIH will be able to consider the comments in preparing the final rule.
Persons and organizations interested in submitting comments, identified by RIN 0925–AA42, may do so by any of the following methods:
• Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
• E-mail: email@example.com. Include RIN number 0925–AA42 in the subject line of the message.
• Fax: 301–402–0169.
• Mail: Jerry Moore, NIH Regulations Officer, Office of Management
Assessment, National Institutes of Health, 6011 Executive Boulevard, Suite 601, MSC 7669, Rockville, MD 20892.
• Hand Delivery/Courier: 6011 Executive Boulevard, Suite 601,
Rockville, MD 20892.
For further information contact Jerry Moore at the address above, or telephone (301)496–4607 (not a toll-free number).
The computer federal register notice can be found at the following URL: http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/01jan20071800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2007/pdf/E7-12223.pdf.
-- Barry I. Milavetz, Associate Vice President for Research, Research Development and Compliance, firstname.lastname@example.org, 701/777-4278