ERA Commons Oddity

April 25, 2009

I was on the status information pages for several of my NIH grant applications yesterday and I noticed something odd. I have three applications that had been previously reviewed by study sections, scored, reviewed by council, but not funded. Up until recently, the most recent entry in the Status History section for each of these grants had thus been “Council review completed.”
As of yesterday, that entry had been removed, so now the most recent entry for each of those three grants is “Scientific Review Group review completed: Council review pending.” And I should point out that these grants are not all assigned to the same institute, so this is not something institute specific.
I wonder if this indicates that all scored grants that were already reviewed by council but not funded are now being routed back to council for re-review and consideration for ARRA funding. Is anyone else seeing this?