Registration is Now Open for the Spring and Fall 2016 NIH Regional Seminars

NIH will hold two NIH Regional Seminars on Program Funding and Grants Administration in 2016.

Wednesday-Friday, May 11-13, 2016: Baltimore, MD
Wednesday-Friday, October 26-28, 2016: Chicago, IL
Don’t delay…register to learn all about NIH grants process, policies, and tools. While on the site, check out additional information about early registration rates, draft agenda of sessions, and ….. Continue reading

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Authentication of Key Biological and/or Chemical Resources in NIH Grant Applications

The fourth and final segment in our series on rigor and transparency in research grant and career development award applications focuses on authentication of key biological and/or chemical resources. Research performed with unreliable or misidentified resources can negate years of hard work and eliminate any chance for a study to be reproduced or expanded upon. For this reason, it is imperative that researchers regularly authenticate key resources used in their research. …. Continue reading

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Consideration of Relevant Biological Variables in NIH Grant Applications

In part three of our series on rigor and transparency in research grant and career development award applications, we focus on consideration of relevant biological variables. Updated instructions for the Approach section of the Research Strategy ask the applicant to: …. Continue reading

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Scientific Rigor in NIH Grant Applications

In part two of our series on rigor and transparency in research grant and career development award applications, we focus on scientific rigor, the strict application of the scientific method to ensure robust and unbiased experimental design, methodology, analysis, interpretation, and reporting of results. ….. Continue reading

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Scientific Premise in NIH Grant Applications

The NIH recently implemented updates to research grant and career development award applications aimed at enhancing reproducibility through rigor and transparency with a focus on four areas: scientific premise, rigorous experimental design, consideration of relevant biological variables, and authentication of key biological and/or chemical resources. This post is the first in a series addressing each of these four areas, starting with scientific premise. …. Continue reading

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Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS) Requirements Expected to Begin By February 16, 2016

A system used to capture past performance and integrity information in the federal contracts world will soon be used for grants and cooperative agreements.

By February 16, 2016, NIH officials will begin using information in the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS) as part of the risk assessment process for making grant awards. ….. Continue reading

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