Nexus July 2008

Director's Column

Helping to Foster Women's Careers in the Scientific Workforce

To ensure that the biomedical workforce includes the best and the brightest, we are compelled to encourage and support the participation of women in biomedical careers. Continue reading

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Top Stories

Maintaining Objectivity in Research – Know Your Disclosure Requirements

Reporting financial interests to an NIH-supported clinical trial network steering committee/operations office may not fulfill your responsibilities for reporting FCOI to your institution.

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2008 NIH Regional Seminars Conclude with a Record Number of Attendees

Regionals prove an invaluable forum to converse with both researchers and administrators on topics ranging from grant writing and the application process to how to manage a grant award.

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NHGRI Director Francis S. Collins to Step Down

Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., the director of the National Human Genome Research Institute will step down August 1.

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NIH Issues First Funding Opportunity Announcements With Adobe Application

NIH takes next steps toward migration to Adobe forms.

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Office for Human Research Protections Request For Information Due Sept. 29, 2008

The NIH Office for Human Research Protections on July 1 issued an RFA on Implementation of Human Subjects Protection Training and Education Programs.

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Clarifying Public Comment Opportunity on Financial Conflict of Interest

The current 60-day Notice focuses on the burden associated with information collection. This effort is not part of the proposed process to modify financial conflict of interest regulations.

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Government-Wide Grant Management Terms & Conditions Implemented

To promote consistency in the administration and management of grants, federal research agencies have adopted core terms and conditions.

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New Resources

New Opportunity: Scientific Workforce Diversity Program Specialist

NIH is currently seeking a Scientific Workforce Diversity Program Specialist.

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NIH Updates Submission Instructions for the Public Access Policy

Recent updates to Public Access Web page clarify submission process.

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Hugely Successful OLAW Seminars Viewable Online

Although registration has closed for the popular Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) online seminar series, you can view archives of the seminars at the OLAW Outreach Web site.

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New Listserv/Newsletter Provides Regular Updates on Initiatives for Women in Biomedical Research

Eye on PI

Funding Opportunity Focused on Women in Biomedical Careers

To help advance talented women in biomedical and behavioral science and engineering, the NIH this month published a Request for Applications (RFA) to support research on the causal factors that support the careers of women in those fields. Continue reading

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eRA News

xTrain Promises Streamlined Electronic Admin of Research Training Grants

A new feature of the NIH electronic Research Administration (eRA) Commons lets users electronically prepare and submit key documents required for Kirschstein-NRSA research training grants.

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Calendar

NIH Summit: The Science of Eliminating Health Disparities

Register now for the NIH Summit on the Science of Eliminating Health Disparities, December 14 -18, 2008.

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