All NIH documents that are to be published in the Federal Register (FR) must first be certified by the NIH FR Liaison or NIH Certifying Officials within the Division of Management Support (DMS), Office of Management Assessment (OMA), Office of Management (OM), Office of the Director (OD), NIH.
The NIH FR Liaison also has the responsibility for submitting all NIH notices to the FR for publication, and acts as the official NIH representative to the FR. For more information about the NIH FR Program, please see the Frequently Asked Questions below.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
When is the Federal Register published?
It is published Monday through Friday, except on Federal holidays. The Federal Register is updated online by 6:00am each publication day at federalregister.gov.
How do I find the NIH Notice in the Federal Register?
A notice is placed "on file" for public inspection in the Office of the Federal Register and/or online at the Public Inspection web page on FederalRegister.gov by 8:45am the day before it is scheduled for publication. Notices must be available for public inspection by law for review before they are officially published in the Federal Register the next day. Only the official edition of the Federal Register provides legal notice to the public and judicial notice to the courts under 44 U.S.C. 1507.
Official notices are available at federalregister.gov by 6:00am the day of publication. Simply browse the day’s issue and search under the NIH heading for your specific document.
For notices previously published in the Federal Register, you may search the same site by citation, date, topic, or agency with the Advanced Search tool. Notices are available online from volume 59, 1 [January 2, 1994] forward. Older Federal Register publications are available at a Federal Depository Library (FDL). To find the Federal Depository Library nearest you, go to: http://catalog.gpo.gov/fdlpdir/FDLPdir.jsp.
What types of notices does NIH publish in the Federal Register?
NIH publishes a wide variety of non-regulatory notices, including but not limited to the following: upcoming committee meetings, workshops and conferences open to the public, grant availability, requests for information, request for comments, patent license availability, solicitations for comment related to Paperwork Reduction Act requirements, Privacy Act system of records, announcement of organization changes, notifications of NIH actions governed by the National Environmental Policy Act, solicitations for public comment on strategic plans, and announcement of NIH-sponsored challenges through the America COMPETES Act.
May I purchase an issue of the Federal Register?
Yes. The prices of a single copy of the daily Federal Register, including postage, is based on the number of pages; $11 for an issue containing less than 200 pages; and $22 for an issue containing 200-400 pages; and $33 for an issue containing more than 400 pages. Persons interested in purchasing a copy of the daily Federal Register may call 202-512-1800 or 866-512-1800 (toll free), or go to the Online Bookstore.
Federal Register Laws, Policies, and Memoranda
How to Submit a Notice (NIH Access Only)