Nexus February 2010

Director's Column

ARRA Funds Continue To Make a Difference

With the one-year anniversary of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) approaching, the impact and importance of the recovery act is ever present. The second quarter reporting closed and the NIH released an initial set of recovery act investment reports, the important scientific work being done daily by our grantees continues to impress me.

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Top Stories

You Asked, We Answered

1) What happens if I inadvertently use the wrong page limits in my application?

2) In my new application, where should I include information about my Preliminary Studies?

3) What is the new requirement for personal statement in the Biosketch?

4) I am eligible for continuous submission and am planning on submitting an R01, R21 or R34 AIDS application. I understand that I may use the old SF 424 (R&R) ADOBE-FORMS-A for submissions on or before February 7, 2010. However, I see that February 7, 2010 is a Sunday. Does this mean that I have until the next business day (Monday, February 8, 2010) to submit using the old forms?

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NIH Releases FY09 Estimates of Funding for Various Diseases, Conditions, and Research Areas

This week, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) released detailed FY2009 funding information for 218 major areas based on the knowledge management and computerized, standardized tools known as the Research, Condition and Disease Categorization process. The RCDC process was initiated at the request of Congress to provide consistent and transparent NIH research funding information.

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NIH and White House Honor PECASE Recipients

Twelve NIH grantees received the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government, the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). This award recognizes some of the finest scientists and engineers in the country.

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"Overall Impact" is Distinct from the Review Criterion "Significance"

After the “Enhancing Peer Review” Guide Notice was published on December 2, 2009 we received many inquiries by NIH staff and the extramural scientific community regarding the distinction between Significance and Overall Impact. To help clarify a working group was created to help provide additional guidance on this issue.

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Sign Up Now for the NIH Regional Seminars

Exciting learning and networking opportunities await you at the bi-annual NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration! If you can’t make it to the April seminar in Philadelphia, consider registering soon for the Portland event in June.

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Resubmitting? Shorter Page Limits Apply To You, Too

The January 25, 2010 switch to new restructured application forms and instructions, including shorter page limits, apply to all competing applications – including resubmissions.

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New Resources

ExPORTER Now Available

Have you been impressed with the RePORT Expenditures and Results (RePORTER) system? Interested in being able to download the entire database so that you may do your own analysis of NIH funding? ExPORTER now allows you to do just that. … Continue reading

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Calendar

Animal Welfare Online Seminars

On March 11, 2010, Ron Banks, DVM, DACLAM, Director, Office of Animal Welfare Assurance, Duke University, will be the speaker for the OLAW Outreach Program, a free online seminar series: “Physical Plant Issues.” IO Seminar– Noon to 1 p.m. (ET) … Continue reading

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IACUC 101 and 201 PLUS Workshops

Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 through Thursday, February 25, 2010 Location: Crowne Plaza Lafayette, Lafayette, LA The University of Louisiana at Lafayette and the New Iberia Research Center will present IACUC 101 and 201 PLUS Workshops on February 24-25 in … Continue reading

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