Bars to Grant Awards SOP

This standard operating procedure (SOP) includes the following sections: PurposeProcedure ,and Contacts.

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To prevent NIAID from making an award before problems are resolved and required documentation is in place.


Bars to grant awards fall into three categories: human subjects, research animal welfare, and Office of Research Integrity misconduct in science.

For more information and contacts, see the following:


Applicants or grantees with questions should read Contacting Program Officers and Grants Management Specialists.

NIAID staff should use the contacts shown in the SOPs listed above.

Use the contacts listed above for questions about your specific situation. If you have a general question or a suggestion to improve this page, email the Office of Knowledge and Educational Resources at

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