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Building and Facilities Related NIH Policy Manuals

NIH Policy Manual System is comprised of individual Chapters for the purpose of establishing NIH-wide policy in a central, easy to find location for the NIH community. For questions, contact the Division of Management Support, OMA on 301-496-4606.
 
  • NIH Manual Chapter 1215 – Relinquishing Use of NIH Owned and Leased Space 
    to the Office of Research Facilities Development and Operations (ORFDO) when use is temporarily or permanently no longer required. This Manual Chapter does not apply to Bio-safety Level 3 (BSL-3) and higher level laboratories.

  • Section 3-13: Piped Medical Gas and Vacuum System Management Adobe Icon PDF (1.1MB) 508
    The purpose of this section is to define the roles and responsibilities of Office of Research Facilities (ORF) and the administration of the Clinical Center (CC) in managing the design, construction, commissioning, maintenance, and testing of all new and existing piped medical gas and vacuum systems (MGV) in the hospital environment.

  • NIH Manual Chapter 26101-16, dated 07/01/2016 - Management of  Ultra-Low Temperature.
    This new chapter to promote energy efficiency in cold storage for biomedical research establishes the National Institutes of Health (NIH) policy for the selection, inventory, placement, and maintenance of ultra-low temperature (ULT) freezers; and establishes procedures for the inspection of NIH facilities to ensure compliance with this policy.

  • Section  26307-31 - IC Equipment & Building Damage Compensation Policy
    This chapter establishes policies and procedures to equitably govern compensation in the event that scientific equipment and/or National Institutes of Health buildings or building systems are damaged during a natural force majeure event or as a result of negligence by the Office of Research Facilities Development and Operations (ORFDO) or an Institute or Center (IC).

  • Section 3-15: Potable Water Policy Adobe Icon PDF (51KB) 508
    The purpose of this section is to define Office of Research Facilities’ (ORF’s) policy on availability of potable water.

 

 
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