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
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
firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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