Nexus June 2008

Director's Column

Medical Research with Animals: For Researchers and Institutions

The NIH has launched a new Web site, Medical Research with Animals: For Researchers and Institutions, as part of our work to support NIH-funded scientists using animal models. Continue reading

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Managing Financial Conflicts of Interests

To maintain public trust in scientific investigations, it is critical that research be conducted objectively and without bias. To that end, we are now in the process of reviewing recommendations that will enhance the oversight of regulations governing Financial Conflict of Interest. Continue reading

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Top Stories

OER's "Protecting Human Research Participants" Tutorial Going Strong

OER’s new “Protecting Human Research Participants” (PHRP) tutorial, launched on March 1, 2008, registers an average of 450 new users every day. Continue reading

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NIH Report Seeks to Add Value to Peer Review Process

The NIH is entering the next phase of the peer review enhancement process. After a year of collaborative effort involving both NIH internal and external communities, a strategic plan was created and will be implemented over the next 18 months. Continue reading

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NIH Expects 100% Employee Compliance with Public Access Policy

Information for NIH Employee Authors on NIH Public Access Policy Compliance Now Publicly Posted. Continue reading

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New Resources

OER Vacancy Announcement: Director for Office of Research Information Systems

NIH is currently seeking a Director for the Office of Research Information. Continue reading

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Eye on PI

Public Consultation on Oversight Framework for Biosecurity

On July 15, 2008, the Federal government will sponsor a public meeting to discuss a framework for the oversight of dual use research proposed by the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity. Continue reading

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NIH Provides Best Practice Guidelines for Accepting Additional Grant Application Materials

The policy for submitting additional grant application materials can raise many questions for applicants. To address applicant questions and concerns, NIH has developed a set of Best Practice Guidelines for accepting additional grant application materials. Continue reading

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