Manual Chapters

The NIH Policy Manual provides NIH staff with a central location to easily find NIH-wide policy. It is an official mechanism for issuing NIH-wide policy and is comprised of individual chapters, commonly referred to as Manual Chapters.

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Manual Chapters

The OD Office of Management Assessment (OMA) has responsibility to maintain the NIH Policy Manual repository and official records, support the policy issuing office (IO) with developing, revising, or rescinding chapters, coordinate the formal review and vetting process, and notify the NIH community through the NIH LISTSERV.

The NIH Policy Manual is an official mechanism of issuing NIH-wide policy and all Manual Chapter (MC) issuances are accessible via the NIH Policy Manual system, located at https://policymanual.nih.gov.

Questions about a specific Chapter of the NIH Policy Manual
Issuing Offices (IOs) are responsible for writing new, and revising or rescinding existing chapters that fall within their functional area of responsibility. The IO is listed at the top of every Manual Chapter and normally includes a phone number.  If a number is not listed or you would like a point of contact identified for the IO, you may check the IC/OD Manual Chapter Coordinator (MCC) list​ or contact OMA for help.


How to Submit Manual Chapters
The OMA issued NIH Policy Manual, Chapter 1710, Publishing and Maintaining Policies in the NIH Policy Manual, in order to ​establish the requirements for preparing, reviewing, approving, and publishing Manual Chapters and clarify roles and responsibilities for publishing and maintaining these policies.  Please contact the NIH Policy Manual program at (301) 496-4606 or manuals@od.nih.gov, if you have any additional questions or comments.


NIH LISTSERV Services

To receive notification of future changes to Chapters of the NIH Policy Manual, please go to the NIH LISTSERV web page and subscribe to the list entitled NIH-MANUAL-CHAPTERS.  

LISTSERV FAQ​

 

Additional Reference​​

IC/OD Manual Chapter Coordinators

Manual Chapter Useful Links and Additional Policy Resources​
Manual Chapters Laws, Policies, and Memoranda

Writing Tips and Examples from the Executive Secretariat​​​​​

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Contacting DMS

Manual Chapters

Program Lead, Scott Sloper

National Institutes of Health,

Office of Management Assessment

6011 Executive Blvd., Suite 601, MSC 7669

Rockville, MD 20852

Phone: (301) 496-4606 or (301) 496-2832

Fax: (301) 402-0169

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