Anyone involved in the preparation and submission of an NIH multi-project application should review the ASSIST webinar which was held on Tuesday, August 13th, 2013. Slides and full transcript are posted on their website at OER Webinars.
A list of multi-project funding opportunity announcements requiring the use of ASSIST can be found here. Please contact your Sponsored Projects Officer if you plan to submit a multi-project application and provide the opportunity number. To get additional help with ASSIST, please contact NIH:
For demonstration purposes and to become familiar with a multi-project funding opportunity, you can download the Multi-Project Test FOA Sample text (pdf). There are also instructions for using the demo environment for ASSIST and Multi-Project Applications: "Playing" with ASSIST – Applicants (pdf).
Additional resources include:
Official ASSIST Login: https://public.era.nih.gov/assist
NIH ASSIST Webinar: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/webinar_docs/webinar?20121213.htm
ASSIST User Guide: http://era.nih.gov/files/ASSIST_user_guide.pdf
ASSIST Online Help: http://era.nih.gov/erahelp/ASSIST/
Applying Electronically – Avoiding Common Errors: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/ElectronicReceipt/avoiding _errors.htm
Annotated Form Set: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/ElectronicReceipt/files/annotated_multi-project.pdf
ASSIST Transition Timeline: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/ElectronicReceipt/files/Timeline_NIH_Complex_Transition.pdf
Key Take-Aways for Multi-Project Applications: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/ElectronicReceipt/com_prepare_app.htm