New Reporting System for Research Involving Chimpanzees

In April, NIH launched a new reporting system for requests to use chimpanzees in research, which must be reviewed by the NIH Chimpanzee Research Use Panel (CRUP).

The CRUP review process was developed following an NIH-commissioned Institute of Medicine (IOM) report on chimpanzee use in research, and recommendations from the Council of Councils, an advisory body to NIH. As described in NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-14-024, the CRUP will review whether requests to the NIH to use chimpanzees in research are consistent with IOM principles and criteria, independent from existing NIH review processes. Continue reading

Reminder: Biosketch Requirements for Due Dates On or After May 25, 2015

Remember, the modified biosketch format is required for applications submitted to NIH for due dates on or after May 25, 2015. Biosketch format pages, instructions, samples and FAQs are available on the Biosketches section of the SF424 (R&R) Forms and Applications page. We encourage applicants to use the Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae …. Continue reading

New Podcasts on the NIH Biosketch and SciENcv

The All About Grants podcast welcomes Dr. Neil Thakur, special assistant to the NIH Deputy Director for Extramural Research, and Dr. Bart Trawick, literature database lead at the NIH National Library of Medicine, as guests on its two newest podcasts, “Understanding NIH’s Biosketch Requirements” and “Using SciENcv to Create an NIH Biosketch”. Learn about the modified format for the NIH biosketch, which …. Continue reading