Nexus January 2010

Director's Column

Peer Review Enhancement Surveys

As the new decade begins, it is a time to look forward while learning from the past. A critical component of the Enhancing Peer Review initiative is the implementation of continuous review of the peer review process.

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Register for the CTSA Industry Forum on Collaboration in Translational Research

The National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) at NIH will hold a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Industry Forum: Promoting Efficient and Effective Collaborations among Academia, Government and Industry, on February 17-18, 2010, on the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD.

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NIH Human Embryonic Stem Cell Registry Continues to Grow

More embyonic stem cell lines (hESCs) have been approved for use by NIH grantees. Some of the recently approved lines include restrictions.

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President Signs NIH FY 2010 Budget

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Omnibus Appropriation Act (Public Law 111-117) provides NIH with $31 billion, or 2.3% more than FY 2009.

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Correction Window Extended

The error correction window has been temporarily extended to five business days for all electronic applications intended for submission deadlines on/between January 25 and May 7, 2010.

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Use My Bibliography to Speed Data Entry into eSNAP, Track Public Access Compliance

It is now possible to create a bibliography in the newly refurbished My Bibliography section of MyNCBI. These citations will also appear in your eRA Commons Profile and can be uploaded to your eSNAP. Continue reading

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Electronic Submission and Other Changes to Training Grant Applications

Institutional Training grant applications are transitioning to electronic submission for due dates of January 25 and beyond. Applications originally submitted in paper for earlier due dates that are being resubmitted as amended applications must also be submitted electronically.

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Ensuring Successful Submission of Newly Restructured Applications

The transition to new application forms and instructions, including shorter page limits, is fast approaching! As the January 25, 2010 transition date approaches, we want to alert you to new resources that have been developed to help ensure your successful submission.

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Let's Do It Again! Quarter 2 ARRA Reporting

FederalReporting.gov will be open for second Quarter ARRA Report submissions between January 1, 2010 and January 15, 2010. Tools are available to assist recipients in completing their reports as accurately and easily as possible.

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New ARRA Funding Opportunities

Several new ARRA Funding opportunities with 2010 receipt dates have been announced.

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Calendar

April 2010 NIH Regional Seminar

Registration is now open for the April 15-16 NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration! The first of two regional seminars will take place in Philadelphia, PA on April 15-16, 2010, with an optional hands-on eRA Workshop offered … Continue reading

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