Effective immediately and for all programs, there is no longer any need to mark up specific substantial changes in the specific aims, research strategy or other application attachments. It is sufficient to outline the changes made to the Resubmission application in the Introduction attachment. The Introduction must include a summary of substantial additions, deletions, and changes to the application and introduction page limits (1 page for most programs) have not changed. (NOT-OD-15-030)
The change is in response to confusion (and frankly conflicting guidance) on how changes should be identified. It also addresses concerns raised that the inline mark-ups provide too much emphasis on changes made and remove focus from the application as a whole.