Right now is a difficult time for the federal government and for the American people. We have been shut down due to lack of an appropriation.
I provided guidance to our grantee community through a direct email to principal investigators, signing officials at institutions with active awards, and reviewers. That guidance is also available in NOT-OD-13-126 for applicants and others to review as well.
Unfortunately, my blog team will not be available to get your comments posted or to answer questions until we are back up and running. My staff and I remain dedicated to the NIH mission and will do everything we can to bring things back up quickly once staff is allowed to return work. It is a great comfort to think about the truly incredible research and training that is going on throughout this country, even as we navigate through these tough times.