How Do I Report Sex, Race, and Ethnicity Information on Participants in My Research Study?

You use a system in the eRA Commons, the NIH Inclusion Management System, to update inclusion data for all NIH supported clinical research studies. The Inclusion Management System allows investigators to work together with their Signing Officials to prepare and submit the inclusion information required to comply ….. Continue reading

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Interested in Entrepreneurship? Attend the NIH SBIR/STTR Conference

Have an entrepreneurial itch? Don’t miss the 17th Annual NIH Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Conference in Seattle, Washington on October 27-29. This interactive three-day conference is the largest NIH SBIR/STTR event of the year.

With over $780 million available for small businesses, the NIH SBIR/STTR programs are one of the largest sources of capital for early-stage technology development in the United States. Attend this conference to learn how to receive funding for your innovative technology and to gain tips on developing a competitive SBIR/STTR application. …. Continue reading

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New Informed Consent Requirements for Research on Dried Blood Spots Obtained Through Newborn Screening

Researchers using or proposing to use newborn blood spots must be aware of some recent regulatory changes related to informed consent and human subjects involvement for research using these materials. A new provision of the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2014 (P.L. 113-240), which was signed into law in December 2014, requires that…. Continue reading

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New Tutorials on Creating eRA Commons Accounts and Registrations

Are you a PI who needs to invite a new student or fellow to create an eRA Commons account? Or are you a research organization official looking to register your organization in Commons, or create accounts for others? We’ve published several new video tutorials for additional assistance! The following videos are now part of the eRA video tutorial collection: …. Continue reading

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July Due Date Reminder

Don’t forget that when an application due date falls on a weekend or federal holiday, the due date shifts to the next business day. Therefore, the standard July 5 R01 due date moves to Monday, July 6, 2015. Remember, NIH and its help desks are closed in observance of Independence Day on Friday, July 3, but we’ll be back open on July 6 to assist you. Continue reading

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