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Oct 23 / RAS

JIT Jitters

JIT is an acronym for “Just-In-Time” and refers to the time frame during an application period in which applicants send information to the NIH only if an award is likely. The JIT process is meant to decrease the administrative burden for the 80 percent or so of applications that will not receive funding, and also provides NIH with the most current information “just-in-time” for the award. JIT information includes up-to-date information in categories such as Other Support, IACUC, IRB, and Human Subjects Education Documentation. When “JIT” is posted in the “Action” column of an NIH eRA Commons account, it signifies that the application has completed the peer review process and has received a rank for which funding may be possible.

When To Respond to a JIT Request

A “JIT” link next to a grant number on the eRA Commons is not a request for JIT information. The appearance of this link signifies that an application has completed the peer review process and has received a rank for which funding may be possible. Wait to submit the JIT response until a specific JIT request from NIH grants management has been received by the PI or SPA. The JIT request may include a specific due date; the response should be prepared and submitted to SPA a minimum of five full business days prior to the NIH due date. You should allow SPA additional time for review if the response due date falls on a major NIH deadline.  And of course, RAS is always here to help!