Reminder: NIH Forms-E Application Packages

Reminder: NIH Forms-E application packages are required for submissions due on or after January 25, 2018.- see NOT-OD-18-009 (  This change will apply to all funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) and all application types (new, resubmission, renewal, revision).  NIH advises that applications submitted using incorrect forms will automatically be withdrawn by the NIH Center for Scientific Review Division of Receipt and Referral and will not be reviewed. Application guides for FORMS-E application packages are now available on the ‘How to Apply – Application Guide’ page (


Please Note:

The most significant change with the new FORMS-E application package is the addition of a new PHS Human Subjects and Clinical Trials Information form.  This form consolidates human subjects, inclusion enrollment, and clinical trial information previously collected across multiple agency forms.  The form collects information on human subjects and clinical trials at the study level.  Here is additional information regarding this New Human Subjects and Clinical Trial Information Form. Workspace is here and Adobe Forms Application Packages Are Going Away!

What You Need to Know

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) is already up and running on Workspace and are ready to assist with you with the transition. As of January 1, 2018 Adobe Forms Applications will be officially replaced with the Workspace solution..

What You Need to Do

We recommend becoming more familiar with the features of Workspace with this overview presentation, which also provides live links to training resources.  Unlike the Adobe Forms Applications, for full multi-user access, Workspace requires that users register with first.  Please follow this step-by-step guidance to register in

NIH & NSF Submissions?

At present we recommend that NIH proposals continue to be prepared and submitted using ASSIST, as it has some functionality that Workspace does not yet have.  We’ll reassess this over time and provide future updates on this.

NSF proposals should continue to utilize FASTLANE as their primary submission portal.

Questions?  Contact your OSP Research Administrator or call the OSP front desk at 315-443-2807 or email to