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Summary statements for National Institutes of Health grant applications (often referred to as "pink sheets," although they have not been printed on pink paper since 1991) will be formatted differently from now on:

Summary statements will consist primarily of the individual reviewers' critiques. Scientific review administrators (SRAs) will write summaries of the study-section discussion (including budget recommendations, if appropriate) only for applications that undergo full review by the study section. Because "noncompetitive" (NC) applications are not discussed at the study-section meetings, their summary statements will not contain a paragraph summarizing the discussion by the study-section members about the application. Summary statements for scored applications will continue to have a "Description of Project," but NC applications will no longer contain this paragraph. Summary statements for NC applications will contain an explanation of this designation. Summary statements will no longer contain a separate...

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