Nexus May 2010

Director's Column

We Need Your Input on the Proposed Rule Revising the Financial Conflict of Interest Regulations

Last summer you commented on whether the regulations on the responsibility of applicants for promoting objectivity in research should be amended. I am pleased to share with you the draft of the revised regulations. Many aspects of the regulations have changed, including what is disclosed by investigators, what information is submitted to NIH, and what information is made public.

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Top Stories

From Philly to Portland, the NIH Regional Seminar Draws a Crowd

The City of Brotherly Love provided a perfect setting for attendees from around the world to meet for the 2010 NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration in Philadelphia, PA. If you missed out on Philadelphia, then consider joining NIH and your peers at the final 2010 NIH Regional Seminar to be held in Portland, Oregon this June. Register by June 4.

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Last Call for A2 Applications

Did you submit a new application in 2008 or 2009 and wonder how many resubmission attempts you are allowed? Generally, if you submitted your application for due dates before January 25, 2009, you are allowed two resubmissions. Start preparing now because the last dates to submit your A2 will be this fall and winter.

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OER Podcasts About Grant Writing, Early Stage Investigators and Jump Starting Your Research Program

Are you interested in hearing about grants from the mouths of those who live and breathe the information every day? Our new channel, OER’s All About Grants, presents conversations with NIH staff members that cover the entire grants process.

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Two-day Error Correction Window is Back!

Recently, the error correction window for grant applications was temporarily extended to five days to accommodate the transition to new application forms and instructions. On May 8, the window returned to two business days.

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How We Determine What is a "New" Application

Were you unsuccessful in your resubmission and want to submit a new application? It might help to understand what NIH considers a new application before you start writing.

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Say "Yes" and Serve

Invited to serve on a NIH study section or advisory group? Consider saying yes.

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New Resources

Check Out New "Applying Electronically" Web Site

OER has redesigned the Electronic Submission of Grant Applications Web site to simplify the application process and make related information easier for applicants to locate. Re-titled “Applying Electronically,” the new site highlights key points for a successful application submission and … Continue reading

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NIH Data Book and Reports for FY 2009 Available

The FY 2009 version of the NIH Data Book and reports on Budget and Spending, Funded Organizations, Success Rates, and Investigators and Trainees are now available on the RePORT Web site. Also new are enhancements to the RePORT Expenditures and … Continue reading

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You Ask, We Answer

Can I request an extension of the application due date?

No. NIH staff members are not authorized to give permission in advance for a late submission. If you choose to send in an application late, it should include a cover letter with specific information about the timing and nature of … Continue reading

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When should I advise referees to submit letters of reference for my fellowship application?

Referees do not need to wait until the application is submitted to submit letters of reference. These letters may be submitted as early as the opening date of the funding opportunity announcement and as late as five business days after … Continue reading

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Calendar

Animal Welfare Online Seminars

On June 10, 2010, Ernest Prentice, Ph.D., Professor and Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of Nebraska Medical Center, will be the guest speaker for the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) Outreach Program, a free online seminar series … Continue reading

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12th Annual NIH SBIR/STTR Conference

Date: June 2-3, 2010 Location: Raleigh, North Carolina At the NIH’s 12th Annual SBIR/STTR conference attendees will learn the ins and outs of the NIH SBIR/STTR program, the funding opportunities available to small business researchers, and how the NIH SBIR/STTR … Continue reading

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