Nexus November 2009

Director's Column

Your Efforts Provide Public Insight into Economic Impact of the Recovery Act

Recipients of NIH grant awards funded from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) have recently finished submitting their first quarterly reports to FederalReporting.gov, with immensely successful results. Thanks to the hard work and commitment of you, NIH’s extramural grantees, our high submission rate and low error rate make NIH one of the leading agencies in the Federal government. Continue reading

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Top Stories

NIH Welcomes Proposals for 2010 NIH Director's Transformative Research Projects Program

NIH is accepting applications for Transformative Research Awards through January 22, 2010. These awards support exceptionally innovative, high-risk, original and/or unconventional research with a potentially profound impact on clinical, basic or behavorial sciences. Continue reading

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RePORTER Replaced CRISP on November 1

CRISP has been replaced with a new tool called RePORTER that searches the NIH database of biomedical research projects. The RePORTER tool provides all the features of CRISP and more. Continue reading

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LRP Awards Continue Investment in Emerging Scientists

In fiscal year 2009, the NIH Loan Repayment Program invested nearly $73.6 million in emerging scientists. Interested in applying? It’s not too late. Applications are being accepted for 2010 until December 1, 2009. Continue reading

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Enhancing Peer Review: Use New Resources to Prepare for Upcoming Application Changes

Changes are coming for applications due on or after January 25, 2010. Start planning now using newly developed resources. Continue reading

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New Resources

Assistance for Applicants Applying for the Building Sustainable Community-Linked Infrastructure to Enable Health Science Research (RC4) Grants

Two technical assistance workshops for applicants interested in RFA-OD-09-010 (Building Sustainable Community-Linked Infrastructure to Enable Health Science Research) were videocast live on October 23, 2009. Archived versions of the sessions are available on the NIH Videocast site and include answers … Continue reading

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Enhancing Peer Review: View a Sample of the New Biosketch Format

As part of the new application format, changes are being made to the biographical sketch, including the addition of a personal statement and a limit on the number of publications or manuscripts to no more than 15. A sample biosketch … Continue reading

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List of Reviewers Eligible for Continuous Submission Available

A list of reviewers eligible for continuous submission has been posted on the OER Peer Review Policies and Practices Web page. Relevant Guide notices and a list of frequently asked questions and answers describing the continuous submission policy and eligibilty … Continue reading

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eRA News

Commons Hits 5 Million Mark in Log-ins

The feedback after eRA’s infrastructure upgrade in late May has been that after that bumpy road, the journey is much improved. Performance of eRA applications, even during heavy ARRA loads, is markedly enhanced. During this busy time, eRA marked a … Continue reading

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