New “All About Grants” Podcast on PPreparing for Private Investment

Wondering how to knock that investor pitch out of the park? In this next installment of the “All About Grants” podcast series, small business innovators will get a front row seat to hear how to prepare for private investment (MP3 / Transcript). Dr. Ethel Ruben, NIH’s Entrepreneur-In-Residence, steps up to the plate and shares insights on who these investors are, how they decide on what innovations to invest in the biomedical commercial space, and some valuable tips and tricks to improve the accuracy of your investor pitch. Continue reading

New Grant Application Submission Tips for Success Videos

Getting ready to apply for a grant and don’t know where to start? Set yourself up for success with tips from the experts at NIH. Quickly learn how to access application forms, ensure your application is a good fit for an announcement, and make an important final check of your application after submitting with new videos from the Office of Extramural Research (OER). Continue reading

The Roles of Fellows and Trainees in NIH Supported Clinical Trials

NIH encourages fellows supported on NIH NRSA Fellowship awards and trainees supported on NIH NRSA Training awards to receive training in clinical research, including in the conduct of clinical trials. Under a mentor’s guidance, fellows and trainees can gain experience in the wide variety of research skills specific to clinical trials including, but not limited to: developing a clinical trial protocol; applying the principles of informed consent and requirements for human subjects research; learning about random assignment of participants to different intervention arms; analyzing trial endpoints; and/or implementing quality control standards. Continue reading

A Data Sharing Renaissance: Music to My Ears!

When world famous cellist, Yo-Yo Ma, visited the NIH campus, he shared a story from the history of music, in which the peak of stringed instrument quality occurred in the late 17th century at a time of great collaboration and sharing of knowledge. When instrument makers began to compete, all of that changed: secrets of craftsmanship were held close and the quality of instruments plummeted. This decline lasted, according to Ma, until the 20th century, when again the free-flow of knowledge resumed. NIH Director Francis Collins noted, “There’s a lesson here about science.”
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Archived Protecting Human Research Participants (PHRP) Training and Alternative Courses Reminder

As announced in our previous blog post and policy notice, as of September 26, 2018, NIH is no longer able to offer its Protecting Human Research Participants (PHRP) course and does not plan to provide an alternative course. Although similar courses are available elsewhere, such courses are not affiliated with or endorsed by NIH. Continue reading

Your Grant Application Questions Answered in New NIH Center for Scientific Review Videos

Curious about how NIH grant applications are reviewed? Get a front row seat to the peer review process in this video created by the NIH Center for Scientific Review (CSR). Investigators will get insights into how applications are reviewed so they can better enhance and advance their applications in the NIH peer review process. Continue reading

NIH Loan Repayment Programs: A Lifeline for Biomedical and Biobehavioral Researchers: Applications Accepted September 1 – November 15

By the time many researchers have completed their education and training, they have amassed on average $160,000 in student loan debt. The NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) are a set of programs established by Congress and designed to recruit and retain highly qualified health professionals into biomedical or biobehavioral research careers. The LRPs counteract early-career researchers’ financial pressure by repaying up to $35,000 annually ($70,000 over a two-year contract) of a researcher’s qualifying educational debt in return for a commitment to engage in research areas important to the mission of NIH. Continue reading

Join Us for the 20th Anniversary of the HHS SBIR/STTR Conference in Dallas, TX!

This dynamic, national, three-day event is designed to educate attendees about America’s Largest Seed Fund and how to access federal resources, develop competitive proposals, and secure awards.  At $1 billion dollars of annual HHS funding, this is one of the largest sources of early-stage capital for life science technology commercialization in the United States. Hosted by the Dallas Regional Chamber, A Better Tomorrow: Big Ideas in BioTech will be relevant to a diverse audience, including biomedical entrepreneurs; principal investigators; grants and contracts administrators; and industry partners and investors. Continue reading

Plans are “Fall”ing into Place for the NIH Regional Seminar in San Francisco – Have You Registered Yet?

Don’t miss your chance to participate in the final NIH Regional Seminar of 2018. Limited time remains for you to get registered and hear the latest on NIH grants process and policies directly from ~ 65 NIH & HHS program, grants, review and policy staff. Our experts are eager and ready to meet with participants individually to make sure your questions get answered. What are you waiting for? Over 800 of your peers are attending! Register today and join them October 17-19! Continue reading