Annual Reports and
The NIH Intramural Annual
Report is a summary of each Z01
intramural research project. It is the basis for indexing intramural
research projects in the CRISP system used by the Center for
Scientific Review for extramural research and is the central source
for information about intramural research programs.
The Principal Investigator of each project
(i.e., a Senior Investigator or Investigator in the current
intramural professional designations) submits an Annual Report for
each project, which is then approved by his or her Laboratory/Branch
Chief and Scientific Director before being submitted to the Annual
Report Coordinator of each IC. These Coordinators will answer
procedural questions, set the internal deadlines for completion of
the Report, assign new project numbers, and assemble the final IC
Annual Reports since 1998 can be searched at
An Annual Report receives a Z01 number, whose components
- The activity code "ZO1" is used by all ICs
to denote an intramural research project.
- The two-letter IC code "HL" denotes that
the project is being conducted within the National Heart, Lung and
Blood Institute. A complete list of IC codes can be found in the
NIH Manual Issuance 4101.
- The serial number should contain five
digits. It is unique to the project for as long as the project
remains active. The two-letter IC code and the five-digit serial
number change only if the principal investigator transfers to
another IC. These numbers are assigned by the Annual Report
- The two-digit suffix number "06" indicates
that FY 99 is the 6th year since the inception of the project.
Projects initiated in FY 99 that are being reported for the first
time are in their "01" year. Projects reported last year and again
this year, that remain in the same IC, will have the same Project
Number as last year except that the suffix number will be
increased by one.
- The Laboratory/Branch code (e.g., "CHB")
must be limited to 4 letters. In most instances the Laboratory and
Branch letter codes may be found in the NIH Telephone
- Continuing projects that transferred from
one IC to another within the last year, that receive a new serial
number, should be mentioned in the Project Description
The Annual Bibliography
is now collected yearly, in
association with the preparation of the Annual Report. In
addition, each investigator can add other references at any time
during the year. Any scientific staff at the NIH will be able to
have their own Annual Bibliography.
Updated December 12, 2002