Nexus July 2009

Director's Column

NIH Stem Cell Guidelines Released

When President Obama asked the National Institutes of Health to review existing human stem cell research guidelines and issue new guidance within 120 days, we conducted a comprehensive review that resulted in the draft Guidelines we published on April 23, 2009. As of July 7, the final Guidelines on Human Stem Cell Research have taken effect, and we believe that these guidelines achieve both of the President’s goals of advancing the field of human embryonic stem cell research and raising the bar for ethical standards.

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Have You Tried RePORTER? New Tool Provides Insight into NIH Research Funding and Results

Comprehensive information NIH-funded grants and contracts is now available online. Check out (RePORTER) for access to detailed budget information, research results and products,and related patents and publications. Data are available from 1985 through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and are searchable according to user interest.

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NIH Supports Summer Research Employment for Students and Educators through ARRA

Over 50,000 summer research positions for students and educators will be supported in all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

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Coming Soon: Electronic Submission of Fellowship Applications

All grant applications for the Individual National Research Service Award (NRSA) Fellowships (F-series) will require electronic submission through Grants.gov using the SF424 (R&R) for the August 8, 2009 due date and beyond.

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Understanding Your Peer Review Summary Statement

Implementation of many of the Enhancements to Peer Review began with the May 2009 review meetings, and applicants are receiving summary statements with new features, such as scores determined under the new system. To understand your summary statement, read on…

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Eye on PI

The NIH Loan Repayment Program

NIH wants outstanding health professionals to pursue their careers in biomedical, behavioral, social, and clinical research without feeling limited by educational loan debt. The NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) aim to help investigators do just that.

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Calendar

Advancing Rare Diseases Research through Networks and Collaboration

July 16, 2009 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Main Auditorium, Natcher Conference Center, Building 45, NIH campus, Bethesda, MD View agenda Register This conconference will provide a forum to: Discuss lessons learned from the Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network Highlight … Continue reading

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Efficient Management and Utilization of Core Facilities Workshop

This workshop, taking place on July 14 and 15 at the Natcher Auditorium on the NIH Main Campus, will focus on assessing the state of existing NIH-funded research core facilities, identifying common problems encountered during their operation and use, and … Continue reading

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