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New NIH Inbox for FFR and Financial Closeouts

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced in Notice NOT-OD-23-035, the implementation of a new inbox for inquiries related to the submission and processing of Federal Financial Reports (FFRs) and financial closeouts.

Effective immediately, FFR and financial closeout inquiries can be sent to to be addressed by the Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration (OPERA) FFR Reconciliation and Financial Closeout Support Center.

Reminder of UNC Resources for Closeout Activities


Please contact with requests for federal/final financial reports.

Final Research Performance Progress Reports (FRPPR)

The FRPPR does not require the submission of a RAMSeS IPF. Once completed, route the FRPPR in eRA Commons to the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) Sponsored Projects Specialist assigned to your department OR your School of Medicine Sponsored Programs Office (SPO) Grants Analyst.

Other Resources on RPPRs

For all other general NIH FRPPR questions, contact

Other Closeout Reports

Final Invention Statements

Requests for final invention statements or patent reports (common federal forms: HHS 568 or DD Form 882) should be sent to Please note that submission of NIH final invention statements in eRA Commons can only be completed by OSP or the Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC).

For questions on invention reporting in iEdison, please contact As a reminder, iEdison reporting can only be completed if the intellectual property, invention, or patent has been disclosed in BLUE for OTC to review and report.

Property Reports

Any property reports that require institutional certification and or submission (such as the federal SF-428) can be sent to


For questions on this announcement, please contact

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